Edward Steichen ~ The Photographer
"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product."
Edward Steichen

"The Flatiron" 1905 by Edward Steichen
1897-1973
Francisco De Goya ~ Light And Shadow
“Always lines, never forms! But where do they find these lines in Nature? For my part I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow.”
― Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
El Quitasol, 1777
Picasso ~ Art Is A Lie
Stuffed Shirts (Les Plastrons)
Pablo Picasso - 1900



 We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”
― Pablo Picasso



Woman with feathered hat
Pablo Picasso.
Cesare Pavese ~ The Pleasure Of Being Alive
"There is only one pleasure, that of being alive. All the rest is misery"
Cesare Pavese


Cesare Pavese was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country.  (Wikipedia)
Anais Nin ~ On Dreams
"Dreams are necessary to life"
Anais Nin
Kierkegaard ~ Harmony
“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

Painting: Paul Delvaux (Belgian, Surrealism, 1897–1994)
Harmony (L'Harmonie), 1927.
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
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