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THE RED DRESS

Charles Webster Hawthorne, The Red Dress, 1915

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AT THE OPERA…

“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” ― Giacomo Puccini At the Opera Gaston La Touche – Date unknown

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ANIMALS OF THE SEA

Animals of the Sea “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” Lord Byron Animals of the Sea Odilon Redon – 1910

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FRIDA KAHLO ~ ON LAUGHING

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” ― Frida Kahlo Guillermo Davila: Frida Kahlo, 1929

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SALVADOR DALI ~ ON SURREALISM

“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.” ― Salvador Dalí Salvador Dalí et son Buste, 1974

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HENRI MATISSE ~MUSIC

Henri Matisse – Music, 1907

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ALFRED TENNYSON ~ MEMORIES

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.” ― Alfred Tennyson Memories John White Alexander – circa 1903

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HOPE AND MEMORY

“Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a while.” ― W.B. Yeats Hope and memory Kenyon Cox – 1900

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FRANZ KAFKA ~ METAMORPHOSIS

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.” ― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis Portrait Franz Kafka by Andy Warhol.

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BEING ALONE, FEELING ALONE…

“We live as we dream–alone….” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary Alone Emilio Longoni – 1900

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