Thursday, March 25, 2010

a proud daughter boasting about her artistic father.

Besides being the greatest father, my pappa is a talented artist. My Mom often asks him why he doesn't paint happy pictures like flowers or this Tuscan villa roof top he gave me... and the answer to that is because my father believes in this quote:

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
- Jorge Santayana




My pappa's work mainly depicts the horrors of war; specifically the Holocaust of World War II.

I think his art is beautiful, even though it's subject is dark.

Please take a look {hit full screen} at the book he put together and please let me know what you think! xo




love,

his proud daughter

30 comments:

J. said...

That is amazing!! You should be VERY proud... and I know you are! He's very talented, my dear!

Krissa said...

wow....your dad is awesome!!! i can see why you are proud...and i like his reason for doing what he does. that makes sense...
theres a lot of emotion behind his art

A "cheery" disposition said...

amazing.. your father has some serious talent.

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

beautiful!!! it is so important not to forget so history doesn't repeat itself

Risti Megan said...

You're right, it's a dark subject, but one we can't afford to forget. Your dad's book is beautiful- it makes me think that he must be deeply touched by this topic.

Meghan said...

Oh wow. He is one talented man. His work is so powerful and inspiring.

Saltina said...

His art is wonderful! You should be very proud.

BrittanButterfly said...

very talented indeed! It is wonderful that you are so proud of him! Every artist should be so lucky to have that... Thanks for sharing!

Gracie said...

Your father is so talented and amazing! I usually don't like art that is dark or too intense but he does such wonderful work. I can see where you get your love for art from. And your artistic soul. x

Erin said...

I can see now where you get that artistic soul of yours! You take after your dad.

xo

Brandi said...

Micaela, your father's work is really impressive. It gave me chills. I think the wonderful thing about artists is that they don't just stick with happy subjects but are willing to venture out and explore the dark side of humanity or the unusual parts of creativity. My seventh grade teacher told my class something that stuck with me: "Art," he said, "is not just something you hang over the living room sofa because it matches your decor." It's emotion. It's what makes us human.

Raquel said...

Tragically beautiful.

kelzone said...

i feel like the most moving art is very depressing. i love the book.

BuenoBueno said...

THATS AWESOME! HE IS S TALENTED! I BET HE IS PROUD OF YOU TOO!
XO
BRANDI

Faiza said...

it takes a beautiful soul to choose to find art and give dignity to a time in history that many people easily forget or ignore. i am amazed!

Meera said...

your father's art immensely deep and very touching !!

Diana said...

AMAZING. I know where the talent comes from!
You have a beautiful family, M!

tiffany said...

your dad is SO talented! i love it! and the quote.

xo tiffany

ps: thank you for the email! im totally gonna bookmark that mug!

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

Oh wow, I can see why you're so proud! I love seeing the non-parent side of my parents!

Rhianne said...

wow, your dad is talented Micaela. I actually love that his subject is darker. This makes me want to paint again...

:: Gina :: said...

so important a father daughter relationship and the mere fact you admire him so ... its truly heart warming

livin wide said...

came across your blog through tinypaperheart.

you are too adorable. i am a 26yr old pisces and texan as well. yeehaw!

your father is an amazing artist.

take care!
livinwide.com

Marisa said...

just amazing M... There is so much in emotion in them. I am so proud to have an original of your fathers paintings... My sunflower gets so many compliments.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

He's incredibly talented! Flowers are pretty, and I love floral paintings, but I also like art with substance. You have every right to feel proud!

XO!

missy. said...

your papa has SUCH an amazing talent. i am so jealous you get to have his paintings/drawings whenever you want. lucky lady!

Carolyn said...

Amazing and haunting. You are such a lovely girl to have such a talented Father! xo

Anna said...

your father's art is amazing! thanks for sharing with us!

Ashlee said...

your father's work is fantastic.

i found the piece with the three skeleton particularly intriguing.

pure talent.

L. Nicole said...

sorry for late comment micaela! but your father's artistic work is BRILLIANT. i love art, almost every form of it and even though this isn't my most favorite painting expression, it truly is wonderfully lovely; in a dark matter of course, but still, lovely. i'll have to flip through the book again, but there was this one painting i LOVED and must ask if your father sells prints of any kind..? let me know! xoxoxoxo

- L

Lauryn said...

Art means so much more when it has meaning like that. Beautiful!

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