A pink taxi

A pink taxi

May 31, 2010

A Fall Vignette in Spring

"A Flurry of Leaves"*, by Hussein Maadi

This painting floats behind my father's desk at the office. I wouldn't say that it hangs. Leaves don't hang. Perhaps like a square of wallpaper, they are affixed. Captive in the perimeter of canvas and yet blowing in a flurry.

We looked at it closely today and my father observed some Matisse inspiration. He pointed  out to me: "Look the leaves look like human figures". I admired his perspicacity and noticed there were indeed Keith Haring-like figures all around. The leaves became children jumping off a trampoline in sumersaults.  Just look closely!

*Painting renamed by me


  1. This entry has been sitting without any comments or feedback like a lonely orphan. So here I come to its rescue. Your entries are truly entertaining as they are varied. It's like a Renaissance blog or a salon during the Enlightment. I love it! I love this painting by Madi that "floats" behind our father's desk. And I never noticed that the leaves look like human figures. I will need to give it a closer look. Bravo Baba! We are so lucky to be surrounded by so much art, litterature, and conversation. And, we are even luckier to be able to truly appreciate it. Alhamdallah