Do artists have more interesting lives?


Blue Rider is a fictional novel about a woman who encounters artists who worked during WW1, namely, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Malevich, Marc, Picasso, Klee and Chagall. I was fascinated to learn how they lived, following their inner heart to be artists. There was no compromise for them. They didn’t have a day job, that wasn’t even considered. They would choose poverty over selling their soul to the man for a pittance. (How I wish I had the guts. These men were true heroes.) Ah, but the art buying public is fickle. Not all were destined for a life of squalor. Chagall, for instance, lived until the age of 98 and there is a museum dedicated to him in Paris.

About LilyEnnis

Author, musician and cat fanatic. I live in Thames, NZ with three beautiful orange tabbies, a seal Siamese, a cockatoo and a husband. When I'm not agonising over my writing I'm Scottish Country Dancing or visiting art galleries and art trails with friends. I have been vegan since December 2013 and am loving it!

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