Sylvia Plath – Loneliness
“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Loneliness
Viktor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov - 1905
Dora Maar, Le Simulateur
Dora Maar
Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936
The Reader
The Reader
Irving R. Wiles - circa 1900
Hand And Shell By Dora Maar
Dora Maar (aka Henriette Theodora Markovitch)
Sans Titre (Main-Coquillage), Untitled (Hand and Shell), 1934
Emila Medkova, Eyes
Emila Medkova,
Eyes, 1965
Emila Medková, née Emila Tláskalová (19 November 1928 – 19 September 1985) was a Czech photographer, one of the important exponents of the Czech art photography in the second half of the 20th century. Her work was influenced by Surrealism. She was the wife of painter Mikuláš Medek.
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Emil Nolde
Emil Nolde
Printemps dans la chambre, 1904
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali at the Surrealist exhibition
Paris, 1938

Denise Bellon (1902-1999)
Claude Cahun – Jacqueline Lamba
Jacqueline Lamba, 1939
Claude Cahun
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Man Ray – Portrait Of Dora Maar
Man Ray,
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Paul Verlaine – What Is A Poem?
“A poem is really a kind of machine for producing the poetic state by means of words.”
― Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine II
Anders Zorn - 1895