Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday at the life-drawing studio-

I have never visited Istambul myself. But I have heard alot from my husband who lived there for a short period of time, and of course I have read so much about it ever since I was a young girl at school in Greece.
The shapes I was drawing in this little one,made me think of Istanbul as if I was remembering it, but since I wasn't really I called it :'Literary memories of Istanbul'.
Then I thought, how fascinating that we can have 'literary memories' of a place that are almost as real as if we had actual memories. Think for instance of New York. Don't we all more or less have 'literary memories' of that wonderful city even if we have never seet a foot there?
Hugs-

8 comments:

Amanda Nicole said...

It's so very true! I'm an avid reader of anything to do with Paris, and I feel like I can imagine streets and smells and cafes, even though I've never been.

Jane O Sullivan said...

literary memories...I like it !
we all have the ability to go anywhere in our imagination...isnt that so cool :)
great drawing

caramela said...

Hi Amanda and Jane - I am happy you can share my enthusiasm for the concept-
Annamaria xx

holly aka golly said...

It is so true! Sometimes I get a little confused as to what is real and what is imagined :)

caramela said...

Yes Holly, when I am painting I actually treasure this confusion...
Annamaria :)

kirsty said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Your paintings are absolutely beautiful. Look forward to visiting often! Best wishes from Cornwall, England xx

.naa. said...

hi, thank you for stopping by on my blog. I saw in your profile that one of you favorite book is Twyla Tharp's:The Creative Habit... so funny because I've ordered it a week ago online and I am waiting impatiently for it's arrival. I hope I'll like it since I've heard only great things about it! :)

I wish you a nice day, oh and I mustn't forget to tell you: Great drawing! :)

Laura said...

such an interesting observation and so true. and the drawing is lovely. thanks, annamaria.