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
The Art Of Reading
“Reading is an act of contemplation, perhaps the only act in which we allow ourselves to merge with the consciousness of another human being. We possess the books we read, animating the waiting stillness of their language, but they possess us also, filling us with thoughts and observations, asking us to make them part of ourselves.”
David L. Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time

The Artist and His Model - Alexei Harlamoff, 1875
Carl Jung ~ Becoming Whole Or Complete
"To individuals, becoming whole or complete is the process by which we "give birth" to ourselves as both "truly human" and "partially divine" within the Self."
Carl Jung

Frantisek Kupka, Dream, c. 1909
Tamara De Lempicka ~ Do Not Copy
"My goal is never to copy. Create a new style, clear luminous colors and feel the elegance of the models."
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)

Tamara de Lempicka
The Green Turban
Anne Bronte ~ The Silent Hour Of Night
“I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë -
Moonlit Landscape, by Edward Steichen, 1907