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DORIS LESSING ~ THE WAY TO READ BOOKS

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Doris-Lessing
Doris Lessing

 

ONE WAY TO READ A BOOK

In the opinion of the famous writer Doris Lessing there is only one way to read.

“There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag-and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you. ”
― Doris Lessing

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MARC AND BELLA CHAGALL ~ A LOVE UNION

in Quoting the Artist ~ Thoughts and Thinking... by
Marc and Bella Chagall

MARC AND BELLA CHAGALL ~ A COLORFUL LOVE

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.”

Marc Chagall

Photo: Marc and Bella Chagall, 1923, by Hugo Erfurth Keep Reading

MONIQUE’S PASSION ~ LIVING AN ARTFUL LIFE

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monique's passion ~ living an Artful life

 Monique’s Passion ~ Living an Artful Life

How did I end up living an Artful life?

I want to start of by telling you a story, a story about my son. It happened some years ago but I remember as if it was yesterday… Keep Reading

THE SURREALITY OF GIORGIO MORANDI

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Still life by Giorgio Morandi

THE SURREALITY/REALITY OF GIORGIO MORANDI.

Giorgio Morandi (1890 -1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker.

“There is nothing more surreal, nothing more abstract than reality.” Keep Reading

THE ENCHANTMENTS OF THE SIRENS

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Sirenes (Sirens) by Charles Edward Boutibonne

THE SIRENS ARE ENCHANTERS

Circe warns Odysseus about the Sirens:

“You will come first of all to the Sirens, who are enchanters Keep Reading

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU ~ A PASSION FOR PAINTING

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Nymphes et Satyre by William Bouguereau

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU AND HIS PASSION FOR PAINTING

“Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the morning to come… My work is not only a pleasure, it has become a necessity. No matter how many other things I have in my life, if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.”  (Adolfe-William Bouguereau) Keep Reading

FERNANDO PESSOA ~ AN AWARENESS OF FEELING

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Dreams by Frederic William Burton and a quote by Fernando Pessoa

Some Wisdom by Fernando Pessoa

From The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa. (1888-1935)

“What can I expect from myself? My sensation in all their horrible acuity, and a profound awareness of feeling. A sharp mind that only destroys me, and an unusual capacity for dreaming to keep me entertained. A dead will and a reflection that cradles it, like a living child.”

 Dreams

Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)
Dreams
Watercolor and body color over
-1861

 

HENRI ROUSSEAU ~ PAINTER OF EXOTIC DREAMS

in Quoting the Artist ~ Thoughts and Thinking... by
painter Henri Rousseau

The exotic world of Henri Rousseau

“When…I see the strange plants of exotic lands, it seems to me that I enter into a dream.”

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)

Henri Rousseau one of France’s best realist painters?

It is very funny that Rousseau painted all these exotic landscapes while he never Keep Reading

TOGETHER IN OUR ENDLESS SOLITUDE ~ PAUL ELUARD

in Poetry of Art by
Nuchs and Paul Eluard by Man Ray

 A poem by Paul Eluard

“I cannot be known
Better than you know me

Your eyes in which we sleep
We together
Have made for my man’s gleam
A better fate than for the common nights

Your eyes in which I travel
Have given to signs along the roads
A meaning alien to the earth

In your eyes who reveal to us
Our endless solitude

Are no longer what they thought themselves to be

You cannot be known
Better than I know you.”

― Paul Éluard

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COLETTE AND HER LOVE FOR CATS.

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Did Colette the french famous writer loved cats?

A WRITER LOVES HER CAT.

“I went to collect the few personal belongings which…I held to be invaluable: my cat, my resolve to travel, and my solitude.”  ― Colette

Why is it that so many writers of today and in the past, like Colette for example, love cats so much? Keep Reading

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