Sylvia Plath ~ Loneliness
“And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Emilio Longoni - 1900
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
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
Paul Gauguin ~ Beauty
Blue Trees, 1888

“Moved by an unconsious sentiment born out of solitude and savagery - idle tales of a noughty child who sometimes reflects and who is always a lover of the beautiful - the beauty that is personal - the only beauty that is human.”
― Paul Gauguin, Intimate Journals

Clovis Gauguin asleep, 1884
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
Gustave Courbet ~ Beauty
“Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it.”
― Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet (French, Realism, 1819–1877)
 Still Life with Apples and Pears, 1871
Rene Magritte ~ The Unknown
"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown."
René Magritte

Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
The Lovers
Oil on canvas
Pierre Bonnard ~ On Colors
Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. Pierre Bonnard

French; Les Nabis Founding Member, Post-Impressionism; 1867-1947
The Terrace at Vernonnet, 1939
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Tamara De Lempicka ~ Do Not Copy
"My goal is never to copy. Create a new style, clear luminous colors and feel the elegance of the models."
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)

Tamara de Lempicka
The Green Turban
The Human Sound Of The Violin
“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
― Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Edmund Charles Tarbell, "Girl with Violin (the Violinist)," 1890