An Artist Takes Tea

 “After tea it’s back to painting – a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.” Gustav Klimt

I never connect ordinary daily routine events with artists who are almost bigger than life.  I imagine them contemplating a colour, agonizing over a brush stroke or impatiently throwing open window shutters to bring more light into the room.  It seems that even greatness must stop for a cup of tea.

Belvedere Palace at the end of the day.

The residence of the legendary painting “The Kiss.” 

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  1. cindy knoke says:

    “The Kiss hangs over my bed.” Obviously not the original. LOL. If you look at my ” Inside the Holler” post you’ll see the repro.
    This statement of mine reminds me of a nurse I once worked with who was asking me how I was decorating public mental health offices and I said with Renoirs and she said, “Oh, originals?”
    Uhhhh, no.
    Love Klimt. The residence is quite stunning isn’t it?

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    1. Clanmother says:

      You gave me my first laugh of the morning!!! Whether its the original or not, “The Kiss” is always the center. I agree – the residence is stunning. We stayed in the hotel right next to us and I tried to imagine what it would be like to have a palace in my neighborhood at home.

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  2. lizziejoy10 says:

    A link to another type of tea. I seem to be finding them everywhere without even looking. Synchronicity!! http://theurgetowander.com/2012/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I love synchronicity!! What an exciting blog – everyone should stop by for a visit! http://theurgetowander.com/2012/10/27/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/ This post is all about Natcha tea. I have had the pleasure of drinking Matcha, but I have never made it with the special brush. Delicious and very, very nutritious. Thanks so much for adding to this blog – very much appreciated!!!

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  3. artdone says:

    And now a whole Jubilee Exhibition of Gustav Klimt:
    http://artdone.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/jubilee/
    This year is his 150 birhday anniversary…
    Great palace (actually two!) and great exhibition over there – not only Klimt 😉

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so much for your link!!! What a wonderful addition to this post! http://artdone.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/jubilee/ I have learned a great deal about art since I started to follow your blog. Each one of your posts is an affirmation that art is a gift to our world. I encourage everyone to visit Artdone!

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