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August 2011

ROBERT MUSIL ~ ON ART

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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Don’t you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?

Robert Musil

(1880 – 1942)

THOMAS MANN ~ ON SOLITUDE

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
thomas-mann-in-sanary-sur-mer

“Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.”

Thomas Mann (Death in Venice)

TOLSTOY ~ ON MUSIC

in The Melody of Art/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

Leo Tolstoy

JEAN COCTEAU ~ ON THE MYSTERIOUS RESEMBLANCE OF MUSIC

in The Melody of Art by
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“All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.”

Jean Cocteau

PABLO PICASSO ~ ON CHAGALL

in Passion Of Art by
chagall, selfportrait

“When Chagall paints, you do not know if he is asleep or awake. Somewhere or other inside his head there must be an angel”

-Pablo Picasso, 1961

CHAGALL ~ ON ULTIMATE LOVE

in Just a bit of everything and everyone.../Passion Of Art by
chagall bella

“Her pale coloring, her eyes, how big and round and black they are! They are my eyes, my soul…I know this is she, my wife”

-Marc Chagall, in My Life, on meeting Bella Rosenfeld for the first time

DALI ~ ON CONFUSION

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

“You have to systematically create confusion,
it sets creativity free. Everything that is
contradictory creates life.”
Salvador Dali

JORGE LUIS BORGES ~ THE SUM

in A Mysterious Encounter with the Moon/Poetry of Art by
pether

The silent friendliness of the moon

(misquoting Virgil) accompanies you

since that one night or evening lost

in time now, on which your restless

eyes first deciphered her forever

in a garden or patio turned to dust.

Forever? I know someone, someday

will be able to tell you truthfully:

‘You’ll never see the bright moon again,

You’ve now achieved the unalterable

sum of moments granted you by fate.

Useless to open every window

in the world. Too late. You’ll not find her.’

We live discovering and forgetting

that sweet familiarity of the night.

Take a long look. It might be the last.

Jorge Luis Borges

Painting is “Moon light over the Seine”
Henry Pether (1828-1865)

JULIO CORTAZAR ~ ON DISTRACTION

in Art & the Unconscious Mind/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.”
Julio Cortazar – Around the Day in Eighty WorLds

FRANZ VON STUCK ~ WATER AND FIRE

in Art Nouveau by
stuck

Franz van stuck (February 24, 1863 – August 30, 1928) was a German symbolist/Art Nouveau painter, sculptor, engraver, and architect.
This painting is part of a tryptich Air, water and Fire. This part is called Water and Fire, 1913.

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