Frida Kahlo ~ The Accidents In My Life
"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."
Frida Kahlo
George Sand ~ My Inner Strength
"When my submission has been claimed, no longer in the name of love and friendship but by reason of some right or power, I have drawn upon the strength that is buried in my nature, I have straightened my shoulders and thrown off the yoke. I alone know the latent force hidden within me. I alone know how much I grieve and suffer and love."
George Sand
Cezanne ~ Art And Emotion
“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”

― Paul Cézanne

Still Life with Apples and a Pear
Paul Cezanne - 1888-1890
Dorothy Parker ~ Midnight
The stars are soft as flowers, and as near; 
The hills are webs of shadow, slowly spun; 
No separate leaf or single blade is here- 
All blend to one.
No moonbeam cuts the air; a sapphire light 
Rolls lazily. and slips again to rest. 
There is no edged thing in all this night, 
Save in my breast.
Dorothy Parker

Summer Night

Stanislav Zhukovsky - 1912
The Balloon
“Hands, do what you're bid;Bring the balloon of the mindThat bellies and drags in the windInto its narrow shed.”William Butler Yeats

Photo: The Balloon Merchant, 1931
Jules Brassai
Claude Monet ~ Paint Like A Bird
“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”
― Claude Monet

Adolphe Monet reading in the garden, 1866

Claude Monet (1840–1926)
Arm of the Seine at Giverny
Kandinsky ~ The Importance Of The Soul
"The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul, so that it can weigh colours in its own scale and thus become a determinant in artistic creation." Wassily Kandinsky
Weilheim-Marienplatz, 1909
Rene Magritte ~ The Unknown
"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown."
René Magritte

Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
The Lovers
Oil on canvas
Vladimir Odoevsky ~ The Soulless
“The soulless have no need of melancholia”
― Vladimir Odoevsky
Edgar Degas, Melancholy, 1874
Pierre Bonnard ~ On Colors
Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. Pierre Bonnard

French; Les Nabis Founding Member, Post-Impressionism; 1867-1947
The Terrace at Vernonnet, 1939
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA