Eva Besnyo ~ A Step Into The Past
Nicole Dumont, Amsterdam – 1934
Eva Besnyö (Dutch-Hungarian Photographer)
Anais Nin ~ The Role Of A Writer
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
Anais Nin

On the photo Anais Nin with Henry Miller
Matisse ~ Is An Artist A Prisoner?
"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
Alexander Rodchenko ~ Levels
Alexander Rodchenko
Vintage print on Silver gelatin paper
Collection Museum Moscow House of Photography / Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
© A. Rodchenko – W. Stepanova Archive
© Museum Moscow House of Photography
Max Ernst ~ On Women’s Nudity
Woman's nudity is wiser than the philosopher's teachings.
Max Ernst

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, photo by Lee Miller.
In Giacometti’s Studio
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity. (Alberto Giacometti)
Max Ernst ~ On Good Ideas
"All good ideas arrive by chance."

Gala Éluard, 1924
Max Ernst
Giorgio De Chirico ~ The Dream Versus Life
"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)
D.h. Lawrence ~ Roses

Nature responds so beautifully.
Roses are only once-wild roses, that were given an extra chance,
So they bloomed out and filled themselves with coloured fulness
Out of sheer desire to be splendid, and more splendid.

D.H. Lawrence

"My Sweet Rose" (1903)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Umberto Eco ~ We Live For Books
"We Live for Books"
Umberto Eco
(5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016)