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CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI ~ DAUGHTER OF EVE

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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A Daughter of Eve

A fool I was to sleep at noon,
And wake when night is chilly
Beneath the comfortless cold moon;
A fool to pluck my rose too soon,
A fool to snap my lily.

My garden-plot I have not kept;
Faded and all-forsaken,
I weep as I have never wept:
Oh it was summer when I slept,
It’s winter now I waken.

Talk what you please of future spring
And sun-warm’d sweet to-morrow:
Stripp’d bare of hope and everything,
No more to laugh, no more to sing,
I sit alone with sorrow.

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Painting is Eve of St. Agnes by John Millais

PICASSO ~ ON PAINTING

in Passion Of Art by
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“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Pablo Picasso

DYLAN THOMAS ~ ON POETRY

in Poetical Visions by
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“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”

Dylan Thomas

MAX ERNST ~ THE BARBARIANS

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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The Barbarians, 1937
Max Ernst (French, born Germany, 1891–1976)

MAX ERNST ~ UNE SEMAINE DE BONTE

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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This is the legendary collage masterpiece of Max Ernst (b. 1891) , one of the leading figures of the surrealist movement and among the most original artists of the 20th century. From old catalogue and pulp novel illustrations, Ernst produced this series of 182 bizarre and darkly humorous collage scenes of classic dreams and erotic fantasies which seem mysteriously to lure the unconscious into view . . . Stern, proper-looking women sprout giant sets of wings, serpents appear in the drawing-room and bed chamber, a baron has the head of a lion, a parlor floor turns to water on which some people can apparently walk while others drown . . .

UNE SEMA1NE DE BONTE (A Week of Kindness) is divided into seven parts, one for each day of the week, with each section illustrating one of Ernst’s “seven deadly elements.” “Oedipus,” “The Court of the Dragon,” and “Three Visible Poems” are among the startling episodes of Ernst’s week. The Dada and surrealist epigraphs which introduce each section appear in this edition in both French and English.

UNE SEMAINE first appeared in 1934 in a series of five pamphlets of fewer than 1000 copies each, and has never been reprinted before this present edition. Previously available only to a few libraries and collectors, this is a major source and great treat for anyone interested in the surrealists and their work, in collage, visual illusion, dream visions and the interpretation of dreams.

MAX ERNST ~ LE LION DE BELFORT

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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Une Semaine de Bonte, 1933
Dimanche Le lion de Belfort

Max Ernst

MAX ERNST ~ THE EYE OF SILENCE

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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“The Eye of Silence” 1943-1944 by Max Ernst

MAX ERNST ~ LA CLE DES CHANTS

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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“La cle des chants” Une Semaine de Bonte, Samedi, 1933

MAX ERNST ~ BEING AN ARTIST

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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“When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. ”

On the photo Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning

MAX ERNST ~ LA COUR DU DRAGON

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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“La Cour du Dragon” Une semaine de Bonte

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