Wassily Kandinsky ~ Color Influences The Soul
"Color is a Power which directly influences the soul... to cause vibrations in the soul."
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Arabs I Cemetry, 1909
Composition VI, 1913
Georgia O’keeffe ~ The Unknown
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing--and keeping the unknown always beyond you.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)
Jack in the Pulpit №V.
Paintings Speaking Poetry
"Thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, / In some melodious plot / of beechen green, and shadows numberless, / Singest of summer in full-throated ease.”
Nest of the dryad
Thomas Benjamin Kennington - Date unknown
William Morris Hunt ~ Peasant Girl
William Morris Hunt (1824-1879)
Oil on canvas
Vladimir Nabokov ~ A Good Book
"Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations"
Photograph of a young Nabokov with butterfly doodles by himself.
Paul Delvaux ~ The Skeleton
“…Through the skeleton, I represent a different kind of being in a kind of medieval mystery play which is perhaps profane, but never profanatory – the idea of sacrilege never entered my mind – it was put there by others…”
Paul Delvaux ~ A Surreal Reality
I have always wanted my colours to sing.
Alberto Giacometti ~ Looking At Art
"When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it."
Giacometti ~ Life Magazine
Tamara De Lempicka ~ The Margins Of Society
"I live life in the margins of society, and the rules of normal society don't apply to those who live on the fringe."
Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 - 18 March 18 1980), Polish Art Deco painter.
Tamara de Lempicka - 1927
George Frederick Watts ~ I Paint Ideas
"I paint ideas, not things. My intention is less to paint works that are pleasing to the eye than to suggest great thoughts which will speak to the imagination and the heart and will arouse all that is noblest and best in man."
George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)
George Frederick Watts
The Wife of Pygmalion