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plus ça change…

 

The unbearable agony of a mother about to have her baby torn from her arms in this detail from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. The image has haunted me ever since I saw it on our visit to the chapel nearly twenty years ago. It was painted by Giotto di Bondone and is as relevant today as when he painted it over seven hundred years ago.
 

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” -Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849

all time favorites

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is sadly the last from The Daily Post and we have been asked to choose our all time favourites, an almost impossible task after five years of posting regularly to the challenges each week.

Those of you who follow thechangingpalette however shouldn’t be surprised that I would choose these photos from last August’s Photo Challenge: Corner of my beautiful granddaughter painting with me in my studio, on that day perhaps the happiest corner in all the world.
 
      
 
    
 

Thanks to everyone at The Daily Post for a great ride.
 

See you all in the blogosphere.

peonies from heaven encore

 

What could be a better start to the weekend than these gorgeous peony blooms set against the bluest of skies this week.
Happy Friday.

WPC: Twisted


 

The twisted red rock of spectacular Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

WPC: Place in the World

 
In May 2017 I posted a number of images of Vancouver for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting. Rather than repurposing all the images for this week’s Photo Challenge: Place in the World from Erica, I invite you to visit Vancouver Reflections to see my city enjoying the same brilliant sunshine as it is today.

colour field painting revisited

tulips of the valley I – 2018

tulips of the valley II – 2018

Visit when colour field painting means just that to see two of last years tulips of the valley variations.