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IN GIACOMETTI’S STUDIO

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The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity. (Alberto Giacometti)

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO ~ THE DREAM VERSUS LIFE

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“Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.”
Giorgio de Chirico

Painting: The two Sisters – (the Jewish Angel)

UMBERTO ECO ~ WE LIVE FOR BOOKS

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SPETT.UMBERTO ECO A NAPOLI
(SUD FOTO SERGIO SIANO)

“We Live for Books”
Umberto Eco
(5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016)

GALILEO ~ ON TRUTHS

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“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
Galileo Galilei
Astronomer

Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. (Wikipedia)
(February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642)

JOHN SINGER SARGENT ~ A VISION

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John Singer Sargent ~ Moniques Passions

“I don’t dig beneath the surface for things that don’t appear before my own eyes.”

John Singer Sargent

At Torre Galli: Ladies in a Garden
John Singer Sargent – 1910

Pomegranates
John Singer Sargent – 1908

 

TINA MODOTTI ~ DONNA UNIVERSALE

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” I cannot solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art.”

Tina Modotti (August 16 (or 17) 1896 – January 5, 1942) was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist.

Tina Modotti with her arms raised
Edward Weston, ca.1921

PRIMO LEVI ~ ON HAPPINESS

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“Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who stop to consider the antithesis; that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.”
– Primo Levi

FELLINI ~ ON ART

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“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”
Federico Fellini

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