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Monet for a Sunday



Richard was just lovely as painter Claude Monet in The Impressionists. Of course, you could say he is lovely in pretty much every role, but there was a special incandescence to his blue eyes here, along with the joie de vivre in those broad smiles and from-the-belly laughs. He did an excellent job of capturing the passion, the struggles and the triumphs of an artist in love with color and light and life itself.

monet color quote




Must grab a quick bite and then head to town for the baccalaureate service. Kindergarten grad tomorrow night, a prospective daytime shoot of “The Wizard of Oz” one day this week and FDA graduation at end of week. PRP is busy!

How can you NOT love this guy?

www.richardarmitagenet.com has their latest poll up asking fans which is their least favorite of RA’s characters.  Hydra spy and saboteur Heinz Kruger from Captain America is leading the pack with Paul Andrews of BTS coming in second. These results don’t really surprise me.

But what did rather astonish me were the 5.8 percent who voted for Claude Monet.

Really? Claude with his lovely smiles and infectious laughter, his incandescent blue eyes and his joie de vivre? Claude, who created all those magnificent Impressionist paintings? Look, I know the wig was dodgy and you might not be into the hircine look he acquired later in the series, but–least favorite character?  His attire was sometimes questionable and RA lacked the musculature developed for other roles, but–heavens, let’s not be completely shallow (it’s OK if we are a little shallow).

Granted, I have an art background and the Impressionist school is my favorite, so I might be a wee bit prejudiced, but–really? Monet? I just don’t get it.

Monet, Armitage, Yo-Yo Ma & Local Beauty

Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son

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(Screencap courtesy of RAC Gallery)

Mr. A is a thing of beauty . . . so is his performance as Claude Monet.  If you are an art lover, particularly of the Impressionist school and you haven’t yet seen The Impressionists, I encourage you to check it out.  Monet loved flowers and said they might very well be the reason he became a painter in the first place. I live in a part of the world that has a long growing season, so the landscape never goes completely brown in the winter. There is always something green growing, something blooming . . . God’s artistry at work.

I have included a video of my own photographs to give you a glimpse of our blooming beauties here in the South, set to the beautiful music of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer.


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