Friday, January 04, 2008
The Soul Of Montmartre
This Hyacinth flower is Fashionably Late for the show. It has a colour like crushed purple velvet...
I am going to Paris in Febuary and this reminds me of the Moulin Rouge,
The colourful flower with the gentle arching curves, and the light reflecting of the petals. It reminds me of Can Can Dancers with the bright costumes and Energy.
Henri Toulouse Lautrec pictures spring to mind. He had a great love of Life, and painted 19th Century Paris nightlife. He liked painting the dancers, and the people who attended the nightly Revues.
Hyacinths have such heady perfume, I think they smell like a cross between Lavender and Candy sticks. The kitchen has occasional whiffs of the Flowers perfume.
Maybe the Toulouse Lautrec Dancers and Women he sketched and painted had some perfume, reminiscent of the fragrant hyacinths.