Beautiful

November 13, 2015. Paris Attacks. [Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator]
“To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish… Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle!… You are men! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure…. let us use that power – let us all unite.”

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Song: Iron sky

Artist: Paolo Nutini

Hemel

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Song: De Hemel

Artist: Stef Bos

“I don’t know anymore
where heaven is.
Sometimes I see heaven
In the eyes of a woman.
Heaven only lasts a while.”

Partisan

What to do when you learn about all the refugees in Europe. I paint. Red blood, tears and fencing versus the pink that stands for the love they seek to find.

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Song: The Partisan

Artist: Leonard Cohen

Prisoners

Every HeARTsongpainting has it’s story. This HSP-story: “No matter what anybody says about grief, and about time healing all wounds. The truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away…Until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.”

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Song: I still can see your face

Artist: Barbra Streisand & Andrea Bocelli

Film credits: Lord of the Ring Series