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""Fenêtre sur tour" - Cyanotype N°211"

by Julien Froidu

Enlighten is a verb.


Mr. Hesse wrote of the young Siddhartha sitting under a fig tree.  So it is told and told again.  Did the light come from without or within?


Place a fig, it must be ripe, on a table directly within a shaft of light.  It appears to glow, glow from within.  The old Dutch Painters brought the light with them.  Did they too sit under the fig tree?


The lemon or the apple, even the cheese appear to glow from within.  Did the Dutchmen meet for sweetened coffee and talk of worldly things or did they simply sit, understanding the way of the painter, occasionally signaling the light of a melon or a reflection in a crust of bread.


Siddhartha did not go to Holland.  His words, “Be your own light,” travelled.


“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” - Buddha












Everyone in the world is cordially invited to celebrate World Cyanotype Day wherever you find yourself on 

Saturday, September 24, 2022 

by gathering with friends old & new in backyards,

parking lots or gallery spaces


creating cyanotype flags  

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