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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

 

LEONARD COHEN ~ A MEMOIR OF MELANCHOLY

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Leonard Cohen, a great Poet and Songwriter. What is he thinking about?

Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016)

“Like a bird on the wire,  Like a drunk in a midnight choir,  I have tried in my way to be free.”

We mourn the passing of a Leonard Norman Cohen: Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Novelist. Cohen died today on the 11th of November 2016, at the age of 82. For many years, Leonard Cohen has been revealing his soul to the world through his poetry and songwriting. Keep Reading

EUDORA WELTY ~ A PASSION FOR BOOKS

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“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them — with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. Still illiterate, I was ready for them, committed to all the reading I could give them …”
― Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings

Lady Clementina Hawarden
Lady Clementina’s daughter, also called Clementina
1860s

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ~ READ TO LIVE

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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
― Gustave Flaubert

Henri Roger-Viollet
1893

JEALOUSY…THE GREEN-EY’D MONSTER

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Edvard Munch – Jealousy (1895)

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.”
― William Shakespeare, Othello

WILLIAM BLAKE ~ ON IMAGINATION

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Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827)
Hecate or the Three Fates
Watercolor and pen and black ink
1795

MONET ~ LOVE MY ART

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“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”
Claude Monet

Palazzo da Mula in Venice 1908

MATISSE ~ IS AN ARTIST A PRISONER?

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Henri Matisse, French painter, in 1947. LIP-1063-038

“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”
Henri Matisse

MAX ERNST ~ ON WOMEN’S NUDITY

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Woman’s nudity is wiser than the philosopher’s teachings.
Max Ernst

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, photo by Lee Miller.

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)

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