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Monday, February 16, 2015

Madame Cloe Jalipa: The girl from Antique has become a butterfly in Monaco (A Collection of her 2014 Paintings)

A friend of hers with a Lady Bug, 
a good luck insect in Europe. 
This is a favorite of mine!

Her portraits caught my attention. The faces in them have the surprising rawness and life. She has the talent in rendering faces that I cannot believe that she picked up the brush and easel only about six months ago; it appears to me that she has been doing this for a hundred years already. Her portraits are not mute faces; the eyes tell stories. Also, they have either ladybug, puma, butterflies, owl or violets with them. Self-portraits are most of them; subtle storytelling of a woman who found her art. She rejoices in her milestone in having her works of art part of the lively art scene in Monaco as well as UNESCO but little did she know that it is not the outward recognition that I wished to congratulate her for. It is her inward growth -- of finding her art and her expression -- which allowed her to fly like a Mariposa butterfly transformed from a larva to a pretty winged creature that I most want to celebrate with her. The girl from Antique has become a butterfly in Monaco. With jubilation, I wish her a fruitful 2015, especially painting-wise!   


A self-portrait with puma rather than a cat.(Just guessing)

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A happy lady with Mariposa swinging by her petal earring.
This is a self-portrait and a favorite of mine.

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Another butterfly story and a self-portrait.

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An eagle and a lady. This is also my favorite.


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A lady with the violets.

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I guess, this is her take on the Malakas and Maganda story.


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Forlorn lady among the mushrooms.

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An invitation from her first exhibition in Monaco.


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Her first affirmation that she is among the professionals.
The girl from Antique has become a butterfly in Monaco.

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