Odilon Redon ~ The Misty Outline Of A Human Form
“The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.”
Unknown
Painting
Odilon Redon - 1840-1916
I saw above the misty outline of a human form - 1896
The Many Faces Of Benjamin Fondane
The Many Faces of Fondane: Man Ray made a photographic portrait of Fondane with two heads (right) but Victor Brauner’s oil portrait has Fondane as a beheaded Holofernes.
Benjamin Fondane was a Poet, Critic and Filmmaker
Fondane (born Benjamin Wechsler in 1898, and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944)
Bertrand Russell ~ The Point Of Philosophy
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
Bertrand Russell
Ophelia ~ A Tormented Soul
Ophelia (second version) 1863
Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)

Ophelia in literature
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostojevski , in the first chapter of his 1880 masterpiece The Brothers Karamazov, described a capricious young woman who committed suicide by throwing herself off a steep cliff into a river, simply to imitate Shakespeare's Ophelia. Dostoevsky concludes that "Even then, if the cliff, chosen and cherished from long ago, had not been so picturesque, if it had been merely a flat, prosaic bank, the suicide might not have taken place at all." Dostoevksy also depicts the heroine Grushenka as Ophelia, binding the two through the words "Woe is me!" in the chapter entitled "The First Torment."
T.s. Eliot ~ A Conversation With My Soul
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
T.S. Eliot
Jack Vettriano ~ On Creative People
Creative people are stifled somehow by domesticity. They need to have late nights and bad mornings.
Jack Vettriano

The Letter by Jack Vettriano
A Happy 2012
Dear Friends, wish you all a wonderful 2012 filled with art, love, friendship and Passion... ♥
Monique
Photo Man Ray
Malevich ~ On Sincerity
Only dull and impotent artists screen their work with sincerity. In art there is need for truth, not sincerity.
Kazimir Malevich
Self portrait, 1933
Hector Salgado ~ Colorful Painter
MONIQUE
UNA FLOR  SE DESPERTO EN TU SOÑAR
VIAJANDO ENTRE ESTRELLAS Y SUSPIROS

TU, FRENTE A UN ESPEJO

PURA E INOCENTE
EN UN CAMINO DE MARES
CON TU SONRISA DE NIÑA
CON TU PIEL DE MUJER
LAGRIMAS Y COLORES
SENTADA EN LA PLAYA,
TERNURA DE TU ALMA
UNIVERSO DE MIRADAS
SENTIMIENTOS...................
PINCELES TROVADORES
QUE DANZAN A TU LADO
QUE CANTAN EN TU CORAZON
MI MONIQUE, MI MUJER,
AMANECER DE NUESTRO AMOR
UNA MANO TE ESPERA
MI AMOR TE ACOMPAÑA
SINTIENDO TU RESPIRAR
TU PALPITAR, TU DESEAR...
Hector Salgado
Chile, 2011
Margaret Atwood ~ Meaningless Words
Now we're on my home ground, foreign territory. My throat constricts, as it learned to do when I discovered people could say words that would go into my ears meaning nothing.
Margaret Atwood
Born 1939, Canada
Surfacing