FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS FROM €60 OR €85 DEPENDING ON DESTINATIONS

The secret vibration of things

I recently visited Zao Wou- Ki’s “Space is silence” exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in Paris. I highly recommend to visit the show which is on until January 6, 2019.

The Chinese artist who moved to Paris in 1948 mixed Asian and European influences in his paintings.

I ended up my visit by browsing in the museum shop and found quite a few interesting books about Chinese art.

Here are my favourite quotes from “Empty and Full: the Language of Chinese Painting” book by François Cheng.

“We have to avoid focusing on doing a too precise and too finished work in the drawing of shapes and the application of colours, as well as on showing off the technique too much, depriving secret and aura in doing so” — Chang Yen-Yuan

“All things under the sky have their visible-invisible parts. The visible is its outside aspect, its yang; the invisible is its inner image, its yin” — Pu Yen- T’u

"The gaze of the painter is towards the inside, since after a long assimilation of outside phenomenon, the effects of ink he achieves are merely nuanced expressions of his soul.” — François Cheng

“When we draw a tree, we must gradually feel that we elevate ourselves.” — Ancient Chinese saying

“Painting mountains and water is like doing the portrait of man, not the physical portrait but rather the portrait of his soul: his rhythm, his gait, his torments, his contradictions, his fears, his quiet or exuberant joy, his secret desires, his wild dream, etc.” — François Cheng

“There are painted landscapes we go through and contemplate, others we can walk in, and others we would like to stay and live.” — Kuo Hsi

“Bulky threat comes with too much elements; slackening with too little elements.” —François Cheng

“In the outside, take the creation as a model; in the inside, follow the source of soul.” — Chang Tsao

“Create an atmosphere of mystic romanticism” — François Cheng

“Empty and Full: the Language of Chinese Painting” by François Cheng on Amazon.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

★ Review Judge.me

Let the customers speak for us

55 reviews
95%
(52)
4%
(2)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
Belle découverte !

Singulières, inédites, très abouties, de très grande qualité : ces testeurs vous permettront, à votre rythme, d'essayer ces fragrances uniques. Service client excellent.

Essai testeurs

Le kit illustre bien le concept et permet une véritable découverte des parfums. Très bon produit.

Un must

Ce parfum est juste extraordinaire, parfaitement mixte, il est d'une classe sans pareil, définitivement adopté, merci pour ce bijou.

Perfect for late autumn and winter

I will start by saying that I will set this bottle aside until late autumn as to my thinking this is very much a cold weather scent. Gone are any hints of sweetness and flowers, what remains is clean and crisp, this is very much an outdoor scent. No single component rises above the other, nor is this overpowering in any sense. I can imagine wearing this outdoors in the cold with a sweater on, or indoors curled up near a fire.

J
SLOW LIFE · Eau de Parfum mixte
Jay G. (United States)
Lovely scent that captures the essence of outdoors

My wife and I had your previous scents, and so I was keen to try the new ones. This is the first of the three, and I'm not disappointed at all. The opening is a very fresh green outdoor scent, and a very natural one as well, I was curious how the sesame would come into play. I can detect it but it's a very harmonious one. That gives way to jasmine, and while as a guy florals don't always work for me, I've always enjoyed jasmine. This is not an overpowering scent and certainly one I could safely wear to the office.

Original et unique

J'avais eu l'occasion d'essayer ce parfum par un échantillon (parmi 4) offert par des amis ; dès que je l'ai senti, j'ai su qu'il était fait pour moi ; j'ai complètement craqué sur le fenouil, en particulier, présent mais pas envahissant. En plus, le flacon est très élégant ; cela faisait longtemps que je n'avais pas craqué pour un parfum. Bref, je l'adore !

É
SLOW LIFE · Eau de Parfum mixte
Élodie V. (France)
Sent divinement bon

J’ai rencontré Christèle au marché de Créateurs de la Grande Motte, juste en face de mon stand… Et quelle belle découverte ! Chaque parfum est unique et ne ressemble à rien de ce que je connais par ailleurs. Celui qui a volé mon cœur est Slow Life, unique en son genre. J’ai toujours été en quête du parfum qui me rappellerait l’odeur du jasmin au printemps qui embaumait le pas de ma porte enfant, chaque année. J’en ai testé plein, j’en ai parfois, exceptionnellement, trouvé des bons… et celui excelle. On s’y croirait ; un jasmin, mais avec un côté moins sucré que « d’habitude », plus vert, très fleuri à la fois, comme sur l’arbre en réel. Bravo

A
UNDERWORLD · Eau de Parfum mixte
Anne-Françoise R. (France)
J'aime beaucoup

J'ai découvert ce parfum dans une galerie à Collioure il y a deux ans et je l'aime toujours autant. C'est surprenant car je n'ai jamais porté de parfum auparavant. Merci.

Offert à Noël il y a je crois deux ans j'ai été transportée par cette odeur originale, une explosion, je suis fan. Du coup, maintenant que j'ai trouvé votre site, je vais tester les autres 🙂

mon parfum

Je pense avoir trouvé ce que je cherche depuis longtemps : IMPERMANENCE. Merci