Wednesday, October 17, 2007


"There is no beauty unaided, no excellence that does not sink to the barbarous, unless saved by art, it redeems the bad and perfects the good. Nature commonly forsakes us at her best, wherefore, take refuge in art. The best in nature is raw without art, and the excellent lacks half, if it lacks culture. Without cultivation every man is a clown and needs, no matter what his attributes, polish"
- Baltasar Gracian


posted by Señor Enrique at 7:08 AM


Anonymous rhodora said...

Funny, but as I read the quote, this thought kept playing in my mind: "Maybe I should learn how to wear make up." I never really wore make up, not even on my wedding day. But this quote made me think - not getting any younger, you know. Ah, how literal I can get. hehehe.

October 17, 2007 8:34 AM  

Anonymous master said...

Nice composition, nice colors!

October 17, 2007 8:53 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Master! And thanks for visiting :)

October 17, 2007 11:22 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You are one of those considered by many as a natural born beauty, Rhoda ... hehehe.

But you know what? some A-list models and celebrities I've accidentally run tinto in New York -- at the airport, department stores, flea markets -- were not as alluring without their make-up and couture clothing.

But of course, there are ordinary folks, who look just as divine without a touch of make-up..

October 17, 2007 11:26 AM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Nice composition!


Life without art is boring; me thinks. Our lives are flourished with colors of all sorts which makes everything wonderful and flavorful at the same time.

October 17, 2007 1:02 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

If I may add to your thought, Kyels, art is able to relate messages that regular folks may be too timid to express.

Thanks much!

October 17, 2007 4:25 PM  

Blogger g_mirage said...


As a young child crayons always fascinate me. NO, I dont eat them though, I enjoy drawing a lot. I dont know why I diverted into writing and photography than pursuing this art...but then your photos make me think that our chunk of reality through our lenses isnt far from that.

I guess I'd just be fascinated with my painter friends' works and do my own stuff lol.

October 17, 2007 7:55 PM  

Anonymous cacofonix said...

love the obvious art in the photo...

but, ano raw ang sabi ni kuya Baltasar? di magets ng tuyot ko na yatang brain...he he....

October 18, 2007 1:17 AM  

Blogger Ebb Tide said...

Beautiful piece of truth about art. Art is a part of my life. Can't live w/out it. I have an art blog where I write not only about paintings, but also about the art of celebrating events, the art of traveling and many other aspect related to art. If some of your viewers are interested to know more, check it out here:

October 18, 2007 5:42 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Love your artful site, Ebb Tide! Truly fascinating entries you got :)
Glad you like this quote I've chosen to feature.

October 18, 2007 6:03 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Cacofonix!

Sabi ni kuya, talagang kailangan natin ang art, kasi wala daw kagandahan na hindi pinaganda ng art; and nature daw kung minsan bitin ang kagandahan ... hehehe :)

October 18, 2007 6:04 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi G. Mirage. How come I have a hard time accessing your site?

I lacked the talent to draw but God knows how much I would have love to have the talent. So, photography for me :)

October 18, 2007 6:06 AM  

Blogger mimi said...

na miss ko tuloy ang pag kulay kulay... ^_^ ng makita ko ang picture na to..

October 18, 2007 11:08 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Remember when we started with crayons and then move on to water color, Mimi?

October 18, 2007 1:07 PM  

Blogger g_mirage said...

which site sir? I have started a litte rambling here in blogger too lol. Been learning the ropes, my husband, a jack of all trades in graphic arts and programming never taught me even the simplest stuff abt html lol- here is a direct link.

October 18, 2007 7:07 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wonderful site you have, G. Mirage! Now, I can enjoy all those photographs you had taken. I've bookmarked it and will return later to catch up on your entries. Thanks!

October 19, 2007 6:15 AM  

Blogger mimi said...

yep.. then to the oil pastel... ^_^ oh memories..

October 21, 2007 9:42 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That's right, Mimi :)

But then again, one can always pick it right up as a hobby -- very relaxing.

October 22, 2007 5:40 AM  

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