where those of us now over half a century old

 can share our creation and appreciation of art

when we were young and now we’re not

 

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Art is a virtually essential

part of being human.

Ordinary people, making their best effort or unable to stop themselves, sing, dance, make music, tell stories, and create images, as well as appreciating art far greater than their own, looking, listening and reading. Art is in and around us all our lives, like nature.
 

Older people often have a different feel for art as they reflect on art in their past life and, perhaps, continue or renew their artistic efforts as life ahead draws in.

 

50plusArtSpace is for such people, and anyone interested in art, which they’ve appreciated and created (perhaps unwittingly) in the course of their lives. It was started by two over-50s (actual ages 81 and 75) in July 2020.

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50plusArtSpace

 is updated each month.

If you’re at least 50 years old (sorry, youngsters – your time will come as demi-centenarians) and would like to share some of your old or new artwork (literary, visual, musical, other) or your reflections on art in your life, write to CONTACT AND  SUBMISSIONS in English or Spanish.

Literary work (poetry, stories, short novels, essays) can be in either English or Spanish.

Welcome to the November 2020 update of  50plusArtSpace ! There are already 19 previous contributions in the 50plusArtSpace Catalogue, and this month there are 4 new contributions, one of which is the first piece of writing in Spanish, poetry.

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From Estela Krause

(1943-     )

Volcanes Popocatepetl Iztaccihuatl cempazuchitl

CEMPAZÚCHITL (FLOWERS OF THE DEAD) AND THE

  VOLCANOES POPOCATÉPETL AND IZTACCÍHUATL

   CEMPAZÚCHITL (FLORES DE MUERTOS) Y LOS

     VOLCANES POPOCATÉPETL E IZTACCÍHUATL

 

We lived in Hornchurch for two more years after the War, and in 1947 moved to Henley-on-Thames, on the other side of London, on the way to Oxford. It was the first time I ever saw central London, passing through, following the removal van in our car, from our old house east of London to our new house west of London. That move was a watershed in my life, and the life of our whole family, now including Dad, home for most of those two years after his six years away in the War.

From Paul Davies

(1939-    )

ANECDOTAGE in Hornchurch for two more years after the War, and in 1947 moved to Henley on Thames
 
 

From Jeny Sarreti

(1942 -     )

OUTDOORS  IN BRITAIN IN AUTUMN AND WINTER

Outdoors in Britain

in Autumn and Winter

Autumn Hederow

 
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Cantos de Sueños y Recuerdos  Leyendo a Magritte  ​  Esto no es una pipa  tampoco es un poema  es la locura de una tipa  de extraña tez teorema

From Rodolfo Krause

(1940 -     )

Cantos de Sueños y Recuerdos

Leyendo a Magritte

Esto no es una pipa

tampoco es un poema

es la locura de una tipa

de extraña tez teorema

El recuerdo de unos ojos

que se antojan labios...

labios que son despojos

de la miel de nidos tibios

la razón de esta locura

es el color de la poesía

y el decir de una pintura.