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May 2015

FRANCISCO DE GOYA ~ LIGHT AND SHADOW

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“Always lines, never forms! But where do they find these lines in Nature? For my part I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow.”
― Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

El Quitasol, 1777

PICASSO ~ ART IS A LIE

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Stuffed Shirts (Les Plastrons)
Pablo Picasso – 1900
 We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”
― Pablo Picasso
Woman with feathered hat
Pablo Picasso.

CESARE PAVESE ~ THE PLEASURE OF BEING ALIVE

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“There is only one pleasure, that of being alive. All the rest is misery”

Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country.  (Wikipedia)

ANAIS NIN ~ ON DREAMS

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“Dreams are necessary to life”
Anais Nin

KIERKEGAARD ~ HARMONY

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“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

Painting: Paul Delvaux (Belgian, Surrealism, 1897–1994)

Harmony (L’Harmonie), 1927.

FRIDA KAHLO ~ THE ACCIDENTS IN MY LIFE

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“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”
Frida Kahlo

GEORGE SAND ~ MY INNER STRENGTH

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“When my submission has been claimed, no longer in the name of love and friendship but by reason of some right or power, I have drawn upon the strength that is buried in my nature, I have straightened my shoulders and thrown off the yoke. I alone know the latent force hidden within me. I alone know how much I grieve and suffer and love.”

George Sand

CEZANNE ~ ART AND EMOTION

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“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”

― Paul Cézanne

Still Life with Apples and a Pear
Paul Cezanne – 1888-1890

DOROTHY PARKER ~ MIDNIGHT

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Midnight
The stars are soft as flowers, and as near; 
The hills are webs of shadow, slowly spun; 
No separate leaf or single blade is here- 
All blend to one.
No moonbeam cuts the air; a sapphire light 
Rolls lazily. and slips again to rest. 
There is no edged thing in all this night, 
Save in my breast.
Dorothy Parker

Summer Night

Stanislav Zhukovsky – 1912

THE BALLOON

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“Hands, do what you’re bid;
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind

Into its narrow shed.”

William Butler Yeats

Photo: The Balloon Merchant, 1931
Jules Brassai

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