Francis Bacon ~ Imagination
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not..."
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)

Study for the Nurse in the Battleship Potemkin, 1957.
Frida Kahlo ~ The Strangest Person In The World
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo
Gisèle Freund:
Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, 1951
Amedeo Modigliani ~ Save Your Dream
It is your duty in life to save your dream.”
― Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)



Amedeo Modigliani, Christina, 1916

 
Magical Night
“Night is a world lit by itself”
Antonio Porchia
Gaston La Touche (1854-1913)
De L'intrigue Nocturne
Oil on canvas
Anna Kavan ~ Life As A Result Of Tension
"Life is tension or the result of tension; without tension the creative impulse cannot exist. If human life be taken as the result of tension between the two polarities night and day, night, the negative pole, must share equal importance with the positive day. At night, under the influence of cosmic radiations quite different from those of the day, human affairs are apt to come to a crisis. At night most human beings die and are born."

Anna Kavan

Anna Kavan (Helen Woods, 1901-1968) was a British novelist, short story writer and painter.
Leo Tolstoy ~ Spring
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)
Spring Flowers
Oil on panel
Daydreaming
“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement


Daydreaming at the Water's Edge
Henri Martin - 1899
A Woman Reading…
At the Breakfast Table with the Morning Newspaper,
L. A. Ring, 1898
Sylvia Plath – Loneliness
“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Loneliness
Viktor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov - 1905
Emil Nolde
Emil Nolde
Printemps dans la chambre, 1904