Inspiring

a forever lengthening list…

People

Robert Wilson  here
25 Hours here
Lydia Ko –  here
Paulo Coelho  here
Robin Lee Graham
Stephen Fry here
Roald Dahl (13 Sep 1916 – 23 Nov 1990)
Rose Valland (1 Nov 1898 – 18 Sep 1980)
Jiddu Krishnamurti  (1895/1896 – Feb 17, 1986)
Pablo Picasso (25 Oct 1881 – 8 Apr 1973)
Albert Einstein (14 Mar 1879 – 18 Apr 1955)
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – May 10, 1849)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 Aug 1749 – 22 Mar 1832)
Michel de Montaigne (28 Feb 1533 – 13 Sep 1592)
Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī)  (30 Sep 1207 – 17 Dec 1273)
Marcus Aurelius  (26 April 121 AD – 17 March 180 AD)

Books

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards
The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
What Painting Is, by James Elkins
Why Art Cannot be Taught, by James Elkins
The Story of Art, by E. H. Gombrich
Lives of the Artists, by Giorgio Vasari
Masterpieces of Illumination, by Walther & Wolf
Le front de l’art, by Rose Valland
Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
The Essays of Michel de Montaigne
A Field Guide to Getting Lost, by Rebecca Solnit
The Essential Rumi, Translations by Coleman Barks
The Hand of Poetry, Lectures by Inayat Khan, Translations by Coleman Barks

Film/TV

Nova Mystery of a Masterpiece (TV Episode 2012) – Leonardo Da Vinci
Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)
East to West (TV Series 2011)
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) – Banksy
Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
Seraphine (2009)
Georgia O’Keefe (TV Movie 2009)*
Little Ashes (2008 ) – Salvador Dali*
Caravaggio (TV Movie 2007)*
Absolute Wilson (2006) – Robert Wilson
Goya’s Ghosts (2006)*
The Rape of Europa (2006)
A Man Named Pearl (2006)
Alice Neel (2006)
Miss Potter (2006) – Beatrix Potter
A Model for Matisse (2005) – Henri Matisse
Modigliani (2004)* – Amedeo Modigliani
Frida (2002) – Frida Kahlo
Pollock (2000) – Jackson Pollock
Surviving Picasso (1996) – Pablo Picasso
Basquiat (1996) – Jean-Michel Basquait
My Left Foot (1989) – Christy Brown
Camille Claudel (1988)*
Evard Munch (TV Movie 1974)*
Through the Eyes of a Painter (1967)*
The Train (1964)*

*Yet to View

Museums & Galleries

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand
Bergamot Station
Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
The Vatican Museums, The Vatican City
The British Museum, London, UK
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (ON WISHLIST)
The Prado, Madrid, Spain (ON WISHLIST)
Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., USA (ON WISHLIST)
Le Louvre, Paris, France (ON WISHLIST)

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2 responses to “Inspiring

  1. I often find there are no words. I have been a volunteer in the cancer care and palliative care units for some years now and a touch, look, hug says what words can never convey, as does an art work. Thank you for sharing yours, they are truly beautiful!

    • I feel humbled by your kind words. Thank you. I think sometimes people are afraid of the gaps between words and feel the need to fill them. Just being there can make a difference. Your volunteer work is inspiring.

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