Sunday, July 08, 2012

Monet

Viewing Monet's Nymphéas series at the The Musée de l'Orangerie, In the Tuileries gardens, Paris is a deep meditation of a sustained practice on the presence of light ...

... the Water Lilies panels change moment by moment under the natural light filtering in through the daylight sky ... the serene movement of the eight curved walls (Morning, The Clouds, Green Reflections, Morning with Willows & four others) within the two white elliptical rooms is broken only by the awkward jerky humans walking through the Gallery

... an education of the eye ...

Look to where the light reflects.
Look with peripheral vision.
Move slowly & enter the color.
Be still & breathe with every movement.
Adjust the gaze & release.
When you are empty smile.


::Note:: ... we immerse ourselves for two hours bathing in the "decompression space" ...