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PAUL DELVAUX ~ A SURREAL REALITY

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Loneliness, 1956
Paul Delvaux.

I have always wanted my colours to sing.

Paul Delvaux.

EDGAR DEGAS ~ THE MYSTERY OF A PAINTING

in Art & the Unconscious Mind/Passion Of Art by
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A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.

Edgar Degas

Self portrait 1855

LEWIS MUMFORD ~ ON MYSTERY

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.

Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, philosopher of technology, and influential literary critic.

ANGELA CARTER ~ ON THE MYSTERIE OF DREAMING

in Art & the Unconscious Mind/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.

Angela Carter

EDWARD STEICHEN ~ PHOTOGRAPHER OF MYSTERY

in A Mysterious Encounter with the Moon by
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EDWARD STEICHEN
(b Luxembourg, 27 March 1879; d West Redding, CT, 25 March 1973).

American photographer, painter, designer and curator of Luxembourgeois birth. Steichen emigrated to the USA in 1881 and grew up in Hancock, MI, and Milwaukee, WI. His formal schooling ended when he was 15, but he developed an interest in art and photography. He used his self-taught photographic skills in design projects undertaken as an apprentice at a Milwaukee lithography firm. The Pool-evening (1899; New York, MOMA) reflects his early awareness of the Impressionists, especially Claude Monet, and American Symbolist photographers such as Clarence H. White. While still in Milwaukee, his work came to the attention of White, who provided an introduction to Alfred Stieglitz; Stieglitz was impressed by Steichen’s work and bought three of his photographs.

FELICIEN ROPS ~ DEATH AT THE BALL

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“The Death at the Ball” (1865/1875) by Felicien Rops
(1833-1898) Belgian artist

ANAIS NIN ~ ON MYSTERY

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“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
Anais Nin

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