Jules Brassai ~ The Otherness Of The Night
"The Night suggests, it does not show. The Night disquiets and surprises us with its otherness. It releases forces within us which by day are dominated by reason."
Jules Brassai
Milan Kundera ~ My Ambition
"My lifetime ambition has been to unite the seriousness of question with the lightness of form.”
—Milan Kundera
Simone De Beauvoir ~ One’s Past
“It's very hard to review one's past without cheating a little.”
Simone de Beauvoir
Tears Of Humanity…
Tears of humanity, tears of humanity,
flowing eternally early and late...
Flowing invisibly, flowing in secrecy,
ever abundantly, ever unceasingly -
flowing as rain flows with autumn finality
all through the night like a river in spate
(1849) Fyodor Tyutchev
translation Peter Tempest
Monument to the Dead (1895) by French sculptor Albert Bartholomé
Vive La France
VIVE LA FRANCE
Marianne,
Eugene Delacroix
www.moniquespassions.com
Charles Baudelaire ~ Evening
Evening
Jakub Schikaneder - circa 1900

 “I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on,


The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,

The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,

And the moon rise and turn them silver.

I shall see

The springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;

And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass,

I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,

And build me stately palaces by candlelight.”

Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal

 



Nikolai Pimonenko, Evening

1900

 





 
Marie Konstantinowna Bashkirtseff ~ Imagination
"If we look closely, most things in this world are the results of imagination."

Maria Konstantinowna Bashkirtseff (1858-1884)

The Umbrella
1883
State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)


Young Woman with Lilacs
Auguste Rodin ~ The Importance Of Being A Man
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist!”
― Auguste Rodin




Eternal Spring, 1900
Auguste Rodin
Vincent Van Gogh ~ To Live More Musically
“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”
― Vincent van Gogh
The Old Tower in the Fields, 1884
James Tissot ~ Imagination
Summer, 1878, James Tissot.
“It is imagination that inflames the passions by painting in a fascinating or terrible fashion an object which impresses us.”
James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)


Study for (also known as Woman in an Interior)
James Tissot - circa 1883-1885

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
"Holiday" c1876