Blue Nude

Blue Nude

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Pablo Picasso 1902

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Forlorn she sits for all to see,
a nude embracing both her knees.
Does she regress in time to find
a place of comfort, peace of mind
and feelings of security?

In mourning for a friend's demise,
his brush conveys his deepest thoughts.
On canvas caught in colour blue,
a single shade of lights and darks.
In blended textures, finest strokes,
he fails to cloak his misery.

Picasso's artwork screams out loud,
depression is the blackest cloud.
It blots out sunlight, brings despair
and traps its victims in a snare.

© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw


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Superbly captured yourself Chris. Behind every painting, there is beauty and pain that the artist sees and feels, capturing all in a moment that which could span a lifetime. For people to think so much of his work that they are compelled to capture it themselves, is true artistry.
Beautiful.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Lorry. I am not normally a fan of Picasso's work, but this painting was quite different fr.. read more



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not sure how I missed this one Chris.
it's fantastic. incredible how an artist can paint the pain others don't look for or can't see


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thanks Ana. Not normally a lover of Picasso's art, but this one really spoke to me. Thank you.
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Great painting will bring out emotions in us, that is the same for poetry, including poems like this one.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Paintings can speak to us. Thank you so much for your appreciation.

Chris
You are an exceptional artist, Chris. You exhibit class and finesse with a stroke of a pen. What a thrill it is to know you!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

You are far too generous Kelly. Thank you.

Chris
Kelly Scheppers

11 Months Ago

Some people simply generate kindness and compassion. You can feel its genuine...you just know!
A musical interlude:

Blue nude/I saw you sitting alone/ And you were huggin' your knees/ In an attempt not to freeze./Blue nude/you knew just what I was there for/I'd brought a blanket for you/A sort of makeshift clothes, therefore/ You were so glad to be cared for/That your depression was gone...Very nice writing, Chris!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Hello Angel. Thank you for your musical interlude, that was fun. Pleased you enjoyed these lines.read more
amazing dear Chris, I always say that You have a fine pen when it comes to describe through words, like a true painter stroking with his brush, and this poem here just shows how beautifully superb can Your brush be, You always give me that feeling that there is no leak in Your words, this gives much strength to Your style along the simplicity You use, it becomes even finer.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Hello dear Light. It is lovely to see you here. Hope all is good with you. Thank you for your most g.. read more
Light

11 Months Ago

I'm all good, nice to be here again too :) hope all is good with You too dear Chris, that life treat.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your kindness, have a lovely day.

Chris
oh those blues. you've certainly painted this with strong word hues. your creativity and depth shine through the darkness you reveal. stark, the way you paint him as he painted her. good job ... :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thanks Pete. One of his better paintings. Not a lover of many of the others. Too wacky for my taste .. read more
wow ..... i m new and i really loved the way u have described.....

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Hello, pleased to meet you on my page. Thank you for your visit and for leaving a response Sairaprag.. read more
A troubled mind but very handy with a brush.. I have a preference for his early works which I believe this piece is.. there is something rather special about his Blue Nude.. I believe he was in mourning for a friend or maybe girlfriend when the idea came to him.. I guess we will never be sure why she faces away from us.. so we can't be sure whether she is resting, weeping or contemplating.... your words here, certainly do justice to another great work..... Morning Chris.... Neville

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Neville

11 Months Ago

I'm not one for abstract art myself as a rule, I am a fan of the surrealist school tho and of course.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

I like impressionism. I am fond of Monet and have several of his prints adorning my walls, and of co.. read more
Neville

11 Months Ago

I kinda got that impression, I like Monet & Turner too.. in fact, I married a Turner....and yes, the.. read more
I love the layers you gave Picasso’s Artwork here. As you proceed gradually, the huddled figure is visualised first, followed by the hues of blue and finally the emotions spilling out! Great work in bringing the painting to mind, so vividly Chris!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhara_Ditzy Kat

11 Months Ago

You’re welcome Chris. I’m barely acquainted with Picasso so this poetry page was informative.
Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

If you become interested in painting, try Monet instead. Now his art does speak :))
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

11 Months Ago

I have seen some paintings of Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Botticelli. I’d love to check out Monet. .. read more
Wonderful use of description dear Chris. I wanted to see the painting. You made the reader feel and understand the emotions of the words. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you so much Coyote for your kind words.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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