Thursday, 23 August 2007

Tangent: Beautiful Hands

I adore beautiful hands. These are some in my collection. A small wooden hand with moving digits, and a smooth surface. Interesting.

' Hands' (Renoir) - got this painting after having 2 operations for 'carpal tunnel syndrome' and still struggling with the pain.

This tapestry ('The Age of Innocence') was done by my late mother. Although the whole picture is remarkable, the hands are best.

This painting was done by my ex father- in- law, now deceased, a man I absolutely adored from the moment I met him, a gentle, kind, honourable man - the hands are wonderful.

Being handsome, clever or wealthy doesn't overwhelm me, but well -kept, fine, clean- above all- clean -hands really do impress me.