Bohemian Fine Art by Amy Polling

~ AMOR EST VITAE ESSENTIA ~ LOVE IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE ~

                                                                                             "MY LIFE FILLED WITH EXTREMES:  I PAINT THE LIVES OF CLOCHARDS & ROYALTY"

A M Y  P O L L I N G

Artiste / Peintre

Les Pays~Bas / The Netherlands

 

  "I want to touch people with my Art.....

I want them to say; he feels so deeply and he feels so tenderly".. 

~Vincent van Gogh ~

 

 

 


 

  "CAPTURED BY THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" 

~ Les Bohèmes de Paris ~

(acrylic on canvas/140x100/2011)

  

 "Is this the real life....or, is this just fantasy..?

Caught in a landslide; no escape from reality.

Open your eyes, look up to the skies....and, see"......... 

 

PARIS 1962

The year, that Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev first danced together in a Royal Ballet Performance of "Giselle" in London, Beatles drummer Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr, the 34th Academy Awards Ceremony was held; "West Side Story" won Best Picture, Marlyn Monroe died of an overdosis, France and Tunesia re-established diplomatic relations....and, French Actress Marie Trintignant was born...

I was a young artist at the time; a stubborn idealist, filled with rebellious Fire & Passion, to change the world and to kick against the shallow & insensitive taboos in the World. Money was a subject of non-interest to me; as often, those who had money, often abused the word Peace & Charity for their own benefit and ego....and, did not always have the Intellect or Depth, to see further then their wealth and their status of Fortuna. Some called me Revolutionair....and others, would call me Elitair..

Men of all backgrounds would find me intriguing and "different"; however, as was mentioned, I was stubborn and only in search for Unique & Meaningful Love, which felt as warm & loving as the selfmade flamboyant colourful coat that I was wearing; made of little pieces of material, each piece, representing a precious memory from my childhood. Due to my unusual flamboyant coat, women often saw me as a threath....except for those, who had absolute Integrity and stood grounded in life, and who realized that "Happiness & Beauty" is within....and not, in the trademark of just a coat.

 

"My pockets are Empty....but, my Heart is Filled with Passion and with Wealth"...

~Oscar Wilde

 

On a semi sunny day in June, I was strolling sûr Le Pont Mirabeau and, while I was eating ma petite baguette from my local boulangerie à Sentier, and dreamingly gazing across La Seine......all of a sudden, my eyes spotted a stranger's warm gaze down below, staring at me intensively; a mysterious man, wearing a Mask of Magnificense & Splendour; set with uncountable Rubies & Diamonds, which sparkled in the joyful streams of the Sun. The man held up a bottle of Don Perignon Champagne and waved at me to come and join him for a glass, down below Le Pont Mirabeau.....

 "Sous Le Pont Mirabeau coule La Seine...

Et nos amours, faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne,

la joie venait toujours après la peine"...

 We talked and talked, drank Champagne and smoked our Cuban Cigars....and, danced the Tango on the crying tunes of some kind of Argentine Rhapsody, played by a lonely Violist from a little boat sûr La Seine. And before we both realized, the Sun switched places with the Moon....and, the Mysterious Veil of the Night embraced us......

It felt like I knew him longer than one life and I know, that he felt the same... That night, I told him my life story by showing him my coat, made of all precious memories; something, I had never told anyone before in my life. The man felt as warm as my bright coloured coat.

Although, the Mask of Splendour was still covering half his face, it did not take long; I could see right through it, like it was made of transparant & exquisite Lace, to suit the Beauty of his warm & sensitive Bohemian Soul.. I loved him then....and, I love him now....

In the Darkness of that Parisian Night, he promised me "the Moon & the Stars" off the Parisian Sky.....and I know, he would....if only, he could.. But, it were not the Rubies & the Diamonds on his Mask, that caught my heart; I was captured by what was underneath....his smile, and the vibrant warm colours of his Soul, which would blend so well with the colours of my Soul....and, make an ultimate colourful composition for a Passionate, Sincere & Meaningful "Bohemian Rhapsody".....

 

All Rights Reserved by Amy Polling@2011

And, with some help of my friends;

~QUEEN

~Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)

 

Un Hommage à l'Amour.............

à un homme très Unique et avec beaucoup des Couleurs Bohème;  mon Inspiration, mon Muse Masculin...

Mon Coeur sera toujours à toi..

 

 Collection "Les Bohèmes de Paris"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

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