November 2019.

Mail exchange between my old friend and colleague Aurelie Roux and me.

Non pas qu’on aille jamais penser à ce que c’est que peindre,

mais on y a jamais vraiment mis des mots dessus de façon ordonnée…

Lupe Ficara

Le peintre régurgite le monde, que dire de plus?

Aurelie Roux
The essential thing is knowing how to see,
Knowing how to see without thinking,
Knowing how to see when you see,
And not thinking when you see
Nor seeing when you think.

But this (alas for those of us whose souls wear clothes!)
This requires long study,
An apprenticeship of unlearning.

The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro by Fernando Pessoa