Tuesday, April 27, 2010

dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic `til I'm safely gathered in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love



One of my favorite modern artists is Jack Vettriano.  The Scottish painter's realistic paintings capture simple isolated romantic moments.  I've seen his paintings described as reminiscent of film noir.


I have a couple of his prints hanging in my bedroom and even after years of owning them, I still enjoy seeing them every day.  The picture above is entitled, Dance Me to the End of Love.  It makes me think about being in love and feeling like only the two of you are even alive.  The original was painted in 1998.


The matchless Leonard Cohen wrote his song of the same name in the early eighties.  I don't think I will ever tire of hearing it. I can't share the official Cohen video with you, but you can see it here. It is very sweet and the older couples make me smile. Madeleine Peyroux did a very nice cover of the song on her Careless Love album but I'd like to share with you another version that I am fond of by The Civil Wars.  



Isn't that what we all want?

5 comments:

  1. that painting is gorgeous! here from sits

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  2. Love the art and the music. Thanks!

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  3. I have one of his prints hanging in our guest bath. LOVE it.

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  4. Beautiful. I had never heard of that artist before, so thank you for sharing!

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  5. I love that painting. I appreciate your showcasing various artists :)

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