Tears Of Humanity…
Tears of humanity, tears of humanity,
flowing eternally early and late...
Flowing invisibly, flowing in secrecy,
ever abundantly, ever unceasingly -
flowing as rain flows with autumn finality
all through the night like a river in spate
(1849) Fyodor Tyutchev
translation Peter Tempest
Monument to the Dead (1895) by French sculptor Albert Bartholomé
Edward Steichen ~ The Photographer
"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product."
"The Flatiron" 1905 by Edward Steichen
Kierkegaard ~ Harmony
“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
Painting: Paul Delvaux (Belgian, Surrealism, 1897–1994)
Harmony (L'Harmonie), 1927.
Vladimir Odoevsky ~ The Soulless
“The soulless have no need of melancholia”
― Vladimir Odoevsky
Edgar Degas, Melancholy, 1874
Carl Jung ~ Becoming Whole Or Complete
"To individuals, becoming whole or complete is the process by which we "give birth" to ourselves as both "truly human" and "partially divine" within the Self."
Frantisek Kupka, Dream, c. 1909
Paul Nouge ~ Le Bras Revelateur
Le Bras Revelateur (1929)
Paul Nougé (1895–1967) was a Belgian poet, philosopher and surrealist photographer who heavily influenced the Belgian Surrealist School of which he was a member. He was a friend and associate of fellow artists Louis Scutenaire, Marcel Mariën and René Magritte - whom he was a major influence upon.
Robert Doisneau ~ The Absorbent Photographer
"If you take photographs, don’t speak, don’t write, don’t analyse yourself, and don’t answer any questions."
Robert Doisneau, 1950
Dora Maar, Le Simulateur
Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936
Hand And Shell By Dora Maar
Dora Maar (aka Henriette Theodora Markovitch)
Sans Titre (Main-Coquillage), Untitled (Hand and Shell), 1934