Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Eyes Have It

“In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.”
– Henry Miller

I’m going to have to give that one some thought.  :)


The Eyes Have It
4″ x 6″ Watercolor on Indian Village handmade paper

Okay, I really didn’t make the eyes weirder than the photo.  This Lemur really did have these eyes.  They are a little unsettling, but it was fun to paint him.

About Henry Miller

The bohemian American novelist Henry Miller is best known for his sexually daring autobiographical novels, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, and for his love affair with benefactor Anaïs Nin. He was born in 1891 in New York. His writing blossomed after he moved to Paris in 1930 but was banned in the United States for its erotic content. Miller eventually won the right to publish in the U.S., becoming an icon of the sexual revolution. He died in 1980 in California.


Ed Baker said...

those novels that Henry wrote were for the most part not autobiographical they wer fiction and he wrote them to make money..

the publisher paid him $1 PER PAGE..

this was a common genre in France and England

even Anaïs Nin wrote some of what we tend to call "pornographic" novels... You've been sold "bill-of-good"!

Beth Parker said...

Hi Ed.

I apologize for any errors or inconsistencies in the biographical information. I don't write it, I just find it online. Thanks for letting me know.

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