When Earth's Last Picture is Painted: L'Envoi to The Seven Seas

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When Earth's last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried,

When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,

We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it- lie down for an aeon or two,

Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew.

And those that were good shall be happy; they shall sit in a golden chair;

They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets' hair.

They shall find real saints to draw from - Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;

They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all!

And only The Master shall praise us, and only The Master shall blame;

And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame,

But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,

Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They are!

— Rudyard Kipling 1892

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Vanitas III

"Self-portrait at 80, L'Envoi"

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Vanitas II

“Posthumous Portrait of My Mother”

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November 2014 Salmagundi Exhibit

My “Posthumous Portrait of My Mother” was in an inaugural invitational show by Portraits Inc., “Today’s Portraits: Emerging Artists and Leading Masters,” at the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, Nov. 12 - 20. Opening reception was held Friday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 PM.

The curator wrote: “The show offers an exciting opportunity to present to the public the best work being done in contemporary portraiture.” 25 portraitists were invited to show their work.

Here is a link to the event: http://www.portraitsinc.com/event.php?cn=297




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Vanitas: a type of still-life painting that flourished in the Netherlands from about 1630-1650, conveying a religious message and characterized by objects symbolic of mortality and the meaninglessness of worldly pleasures. (dictionary.com)


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