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June 2011

THE REAL ALICE ~ IN WONDERLAND

in Women and their Passion for Books by
alice

Alice Liddell, 1870
(Alice in Wonderland)

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

LEON BAKST ~ COPPELIUS AND COPPELIA

in The Melody of Art by
bakst

“Coppelius and Coppelia” after the famous story by Hoffmann.
(1903-1904) by Leon Bakst

Bakst was born January 27 [February 8, New Style], 1866, St. Petersburg, Russia, he died December 28, 1924, Paris, France

His original name was Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg, a Russian artist who revolutionized theatrical design both in scenery and in costume.

LEON SPILLIAERT ~ THE POSTS

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
post

The Posts (1910) by Leon Spilliaert
(Belgian 1881-1946)

MAN RAY ~ ON PAINTERS

in Just a bit of everything and everyone.../Passion Of Art by
Man ray

“To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.”
Man Ray

Self portrait with chess set

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER ~ SADNESS OF THE INTELLECT

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
foer

SADNESS OF THE INTELLECT: Sadness of being misunderstood [sic]; Humor sadness; Sadness of love wit[hou]t release; Sadne[ss of be]ing smart; Sadness of not knowing enough words to [express what you mean]; Sadness of having options; Sadness of wanting sadness; Sadness of confusion; Sadness of domes[tic]ated birds, Sadness of fini[shi]ng a book; Sadness of remembering; Sadness of forgetting; Anxiety sadness…”

Jonathan Safran Foer  (Everything is illuminated)

JOHN KEATS ~ DREAMERS

in Poetical Visions by
john-keats

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”
John Keats

NINA SIMONE ~ WILD IS THE WIND (ORIGINAL)

in The Art of Music by
nina-simone

“Let the wind blow through your heart. You touch me, I hear the sound of Mandoline… You kiss me, with  your kiss my life begins…♥♥♥”

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON ~ SADNESS

in Poetry of Art by
alfred-lord-tennyson

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depths of some devine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

OSCAR WILDE ~ SOUL AND SENSES

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
wilde_couch

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

Oscar Wilde (The picture of Dorian Gray)

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER ~ SADNESS

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
good-jonathan-safran-foer

“He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others–the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.

Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated)

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