John Singer Sargent ~ A Vision
"I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes."
John Singer Sargent
At Torre Galli: Ladies in a Garden
John Singer Sargent - 1910

John Singer Sargent - 1908
Tina Modotti ~ Donna Universale
" I cannot solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art."

Tina Modotti (August 16 (or 17) 1896 – January 5, 1942) was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist.
Tina Modotti with her arms raised
Edward Weston, ca.1921
Primo Levi ~ On Happiness
"Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who stop to consider the antithesis; that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable."
- Primo Levi
Fellini ~ On Art
"All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography."
Federico Fellini