Ari’s Fashion (IX & X) – (Two sets with white dresses)

Despite her love for sprightly colours, Ariel always liked to wear white dresses. She had few, but wore them often (when she still wore dresses, since lately she was quite more a shorts & t-shirts’ girl). No more comments from my part about the outfits, aside from saying that the “Animale Gardner” dress featured in… Continue reading Ari’s Fashion (IX & X) – (Two sets with white dresses)

A pretty little church, a thousand year old

In the immediately previous post here about Catalan Romanesque Art, I’ve failed to include some pictures of the churches themselves, where the paintings and sculptures belong. There are hundreds of them -better or worse preserved- in my country and Andorra. My sister had a bunch of photos and documentation about 67 churches, hermitages and monasteries… Continue reading A pretty little church, a thousand year old

Catalan Romanesque Art – World heritage and cradle of our national identity

Visual arts, in all their forms, were among my sister Ari’s main interests and affections; but this is a hugely broad field and she -like everybody else- had to be content knowing well a few corners of it. Medieval European Art -and Catalan-Occitan Romanesque Art in particular- was one of those corners she knew quite… Continue reading Catalan Romanesque Art – World heritage and cradle of our national identity

A Pictorial Tribute – Delvaux’s “Ari”, and a sort of family portrait

– – The first time I watched “Rosine” -an oil by the surrealist Belgian painter Paul Delvaux, from 1968- I said to myself “this tall, slim girl with the red hat and the fan looks very much like Ariel”. As a matter of fact, quite a few women in Delvaux’s paintings of the two last… Continue reading A Pictorial Tribute – Delvaux’s “Ari”, and a sort of family portrait

‘Sun Bath’ by Martin Lewis – as never seen before

As an appropriate follow-up of my recent post on Martin Lewis in my own blog: INVISIBLE FORMS, I show here what my sister Ari did with one the best engravings by this artist: Sun Bath; a work that she absolutely loved in every aspect… except for one of the two figures illustrated in it. So,… Continue reading ‘Sun Bath’ by Martin Lewis – as never seen before

It’s a Magical World indeed

 [This is a posthumous post -as every other one published here by Arishej after August 13th, 2016-. It was published, almost exactly a year ago: 31st december 2015, on a social network, as a New Year’s greeting . It’s well worth a re-posting now when we are close to begin a new year.] There is… Continue reading It’s a Magical World indeed

A pictorial walk in a lovely cemetery -and a weird find on a tombstone

Scrolling down my sister’s page on G+, as I use to do lately, out of yearning, I’ve come across two posts from 7th February 2016, dedicated to Southampton Old Cemetery, which she and I visited together years ago. There are four pictures in total and a few words by her, introducing the first pair of… Continue reading A pictorial walk in a lovely cemetery -and a weird find on a tombstone

Watching the clouds drift by…

Posted by Ari Fontrodona on G+ on 4th Februray 2016, almost eight months ago; re-posted now here, posthumously, by Li Fontrodona -along with some comments (in this same violet colour – Ari’s post is in grey). – Yesterday, in a volume of my “Complete Peanuts” collection, I found this Sunday pane which made me recall… Continue reading Watching the clouds drift by…

A poem, a prayer

Sweet angel of Death, if you must come, better come now. I do not fear at all your glacial kiss, and there’s a voice calling me, in the fair darkness beyond the ford. From past suffering, my soul is mature for dying well. Just everything that I’ve loved lasts in my heart, as scraps from… Continue reading A poem, a prayer