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CHARLES BAUDELAIRE ~ EVENING

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jakub shikaneder
Evening
Jakub Schikaneder – circa 1900
 “I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on,

The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,

The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,

And the moon rise and turn them silver.

I shall see

The springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;

And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass,

I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,

And build me stately palaces by candlelight.”

Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal

 

Nikolai Pimonenko, Evening

1900

 

 

ALAIN DE BOTTON ~ A BLEND OF JOY AND MELANCHOLY

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passion

“Our sadness won’t be of the searing kind but more like a blend of joy and melancholy: joy at the perfection we see before us, melancholy at an awareness of how seldom we are sufficiently blessed to encounter anything of its kind. The flawless object throws into perspective the mediocrity that surrounds it. We are reminded of the way we would wish things always to be and of how incomplete our lives remain.”
― Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

Isaac Levitan (Lithuanian-Russian, 1860–1900)

Fog over Water, c. 1895.

SYLVIA PLATH ~ LONELINESS

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“And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Alone
Emilio Longoni – 1900
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