If Pinocchio was a horse

If Pinocchio was a horse   Pinocchio dreamed of being a child, like other children, beings of flesh and bone.. Well, sure, He lied too often to its creator, the old Gepetto, but which child never lies to his parents? Him, he had no luck : although it was wood,…

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The Old Companions

Les Vieux Compères

The Old Companions The old man and his horse Oil on canvas – 73 x 60 cm – 04/2015 « There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse » (R.S. Surtees) This painting was done after the famous Loomis Dean’s potography in Life magazine « Man sitting…

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Art will save the World

Même pas peur !

« Art will save the World » (Fiodor Dostoïevski 1821-1881) The Dostoevsky’s aphorism was really « Beauty will save the world. » It is pronounced by one of the characters in « The Idiot », Prince Myshkin, who represents the naive who has not been corrupted by society and whose contact with it will cause upheaval,…

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Innocence

Innocence

Innocence « Innocence is the best defense of the child. » (Lao She 1899-1966). Maybe, but instead the girl I’d be careful…. Is the child really innocent? According to Aristotle, childhood is unable to distinguish right from wrong, so irresponsible for his actions. According to Saint Thomas Aquinas childhood is open to…

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Even not afraid !

Même pas peur !

Even not afraid ! Little Red Riding Hood is a cautionary tale of the folk tradition. It contains topics related to sexuality, violence and cannibalism. Little Red Riding Hood symbolizes the character of the little girl at the gates of puberty, the choice of red color for the hood referring…

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