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March 2013

PABLO PICASSO ~ WHAT IS AN ARTIST?

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“What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
— Pablo Picasso

Picasso, The Tragedy, 1903

RECLINING FIGURE

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Reclining Figure 1951 by Henry Moore OM, CH 1898-1986

RECLINING FIGURE

Then the knee of the wave

turned to stone

By the cliff of her flank

I anchored.

in the darkness of harbors

laid-by

Henry Moore

Poem by Donald Hall (1928- )

Statue is Reclining Figure (1951) by Henry Moore

Plaster and Figure (Tate Gallery London)

SALVADOR DALI ~ ON CONFUSION

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

Photo Dali and his wife Gala

JEAN COCTEAU ~ A SURREAL THOUGHT

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“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
― Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
1955 in his apartment

FERDINAND HODLER ~ ON ART

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“The work of art will bring to light a new order inherent in things…the idea of unity.”

Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)

The Dream, 1897

EMIL NOLDE ~ AN ILLUMINATING LIFE

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“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties”

Emil Nolde  (1867-1956)

Mask Still Life III

1911

Irises and Poppies

SALVADOR DALI ~ ON SURREALISM

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“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
― Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí, painting The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1946

THOMAS MANN ~ ON LIFE

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“And for its part, what was life? Was it perhaps only an infectious disease of matter—just as the so-called spontaneous generation of matter was perhaps only an illness, a cancerous stimulation of the immaterial?”
— Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

EDITH WHARTON ~ SEEING YOURSELF IN YOUR OWN THOUGHTS

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“Can you imagine looking into your glass some morning and seeing a disfigurement – some hideous change that has come to you while you slept? Well, I seem to myself like that – I can’t bear to see myself in my own thoughts – I hate ugliness, you know – I’ve always turned from it – but I can’t explain to you – you wouldn’t understand.” (I. xiv)

The House of Mirth, 1905

Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth (1905) is a novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton’s first important work of fiction. It sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December, and added to Wharton’s existing fortune. The House of Mirth was written while Edith Wharton lived at Tht,e Moun her home in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Although The House of Mirth is written in the style of a novel of manners, set against the backdrop of the 1890s New York aristocracy, it is considered American literary naturalism. Wharton places her tragic heroine, Lily Bart, in a society that she describes as a “hot-house of traditions and conventions.  Source Wikipedia

Original Illustrations (1905)

DOROTHEA TANNING ~ ON ART

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“Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity”

Dorothea Tanning

(1910-2012)

Some Roses and their Phantoms, 1952
Dorothea Tanning
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