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Lena Levin
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A dark and fuzzy story of painting sonnet 88... 
Lena Levin. Set me light — sonnet 88. 2016. When thou shalt be disposed to set me light, And place my merit in the eye of scorn, Upon thy side, against myself I'll fight, And prove thee virtuous, though thou art forsworn. With mine own weakness being best acquainted,
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About Egyptian pyramids, the meaning of life, and the role of viewer in the continued existence of Art... 
In Studio with Masters. Menu and widgets. About “Art of Seeing” · In Studio with Masters · The Art of Seeing as an Artist · Why painting? Blog. Art of seeing serves painters and art lovers — anyone who loves the art of painting and is eager to learn more about it and of it.
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Some thoughts on what it means to be an artist... 
I've spent some time this week browsing ideas of what it means, “to be an artist”. (Within the realm of internet, Maria Popova's “Brain Pickings” site is a very helpful, since she reads a lot about art, and provides so many meaningful hyperlinks; an then there is the “Art Quotes” site to ...
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On letting go... 
The paradox of letting go (June 29 — July 5, 2016). The letting go is a real death, a real dying; it costs us an enormous amount of energy, the price, as it were, which life exacts from us over and over again for being truly alive. Brother David Steindl-Rast ...
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Hello. What you do for alive.
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Studio journal -- on stepping back, and on how wishes come true... 
The intention for the whole “Sonnets in Colour” series was to find the space of unity between language and colour, between poetry and painting. The space where this duality dissolves. I suspect I received exactly what I wished for, albeit not in the form I expected…
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No, it's not exactly Cubism. I don't belong to any fixed "style" with a name.
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Learning to look at a painting from Henri Matisse...
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A bit of unusual subject matter today -- a still life with an open check book -- as a preliminary study for sonnet 87.
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Bonsoir!
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Please look at this painting with me (click to read my suggestions about what to pay attention to)
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It hit me ten days ago, while painting in the studio, that Kazimir Malevich's “Black square” (1915) represents the death of painting. A huge fat full stop in its evolution. Kazimir Malevich. Black square. 1915. I have always hated this painting. It is, of course, not unique in representing the ...
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E triate assa historia....!
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This is the second part of the essay I started last week: contemplating the remarkable encounter between Henri Matisse and Jan Davidsz. de Heem as a window into the deepest layers of art history.
In Studio with Masters. Menu and widgets. About “Art of Seeing” · In Studio with Masters · The Art of Seeing as an Artist · Why painting? Blog. Art of seeing serves painters and art lovers — anyone who loves the art of painting and is eager to learn more about it and of it.
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Painting sonnet 87 this week... 
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The story of painting sonnet 86, plus a couple of associations and "mind hacks"... 
Was it the proud full sail of his great verse, Bound for the prize of all too precious you, That did my ripe thoughts in my brain inhearse, Making their tomb the womb wherein they grew? Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write. Above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead?
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Bay Area, CA
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St. Petersburg, Russia - Bielefeld, Germany - Leiden, the Netherlands
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Painter of poems
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I am a painter, a painter of poems; to read more about me and to see my portfolio and the list of available paintings, please visit my website at www.lenalevin.com

I run the +In Studio with Masters page here on G+, dedicated to studies from masters of painting.

+Terrill Welch and I run
G+ with brushes page, an on-going digest of original  paintings posted publicly on G+.

+Samantha Villenave and I run First Friday Art Walk, a monthly virtual art show on G+.
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Documented an endangered language
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Painter, linguist
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  • Painting
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  • Institute for Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • University of Saint Petersburg
  • Uni Bielefeld
  • Leiden University
  • Stanford University
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Elena Maslova, Lena Shagina