Marcel Proust ~ The Multiplication Of Worlds
"Thanks to art, instead of seeing one world only, our own, we see that world multiply itself and we have at our disposal as many worlds as there are original artists..."
Marcel Proust
Claude Monet ~ A Desire To Do Everything
“Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”
― Claude Monet

Water Lilies (detail), 1914, 1917
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
Rainer Maria Rilke ~ Evening
Slowly the evening puts on the garments
held for it by a rim of ancient trees;
you watch: and the lands divide from you,
one going heavenward, one that falls;
and leave you, to neither quite belonging,
not quite so dark as the house sunk in silence,
not quite so surely pledging the eternal
as that which grows star each night and climbs-
and leave you (inexpressibly to untangle)
your life afraid and huge and ripening,
so that it, now bound in and now embracing,
grows alternately stone in you and star.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
Claude Monet - 1840-1926 - The sunken road in the cliff at Varangeville - 1882
Model In A Purple Hat ~ Edouard Vuillard
Model in a Purple Hat
Edouard Vuillard - 1912
Ferdinand Hodler ~ On Art
"The work of art will bring to light a new order inherent in things...the idea of unity."
Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)

The Dream, 1897
Emil Nolde ~ An Illuminating Life
"Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties"
Emil Nolde  (1867-1956)

Mask Still Life III

Irises and Poppies
Dorothea Tanning ~ On Art
"Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity"
Dorothea Tanning

Some Roses and their Phantoms, 1952
Dorothea Tanning
Giorgio Morandi ~ Consciousness, Unconsciousness…
I believe that nothing can be more abstract, more unreal, than what we actually see. We know that... the objective world... never really exists as we see and understand it... has no intrinsic meaning of its own, such as the meanings that we attach to it.
Giorgio Morandi  (1890 - 1964)

Giorgio Morandi
Natura Morta, 1929
Carl Larsson ~ Karin Reading
Carl Larsson
Karin Reading, 1904

I love books, I love to read, I love to look at books, love to touch books...