In Giacometti’s Studio
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity. (Alberto Giacometti)
Max Ernst ~ On Good Ideas
"All good ideas arrive by chance."

Gala Éluard, 1924
Max Ernst
Rodin ~ Time
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin
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
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
Alberto Giacometti ~ Looking At Art
"When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it."

Alberto Giacometti

Giacometti ~ Life Magazine
George Frederick Watts ~ I Paint Ideas
"I paint ideas, not things. My intention is less to paint works that are pleasing to the eye than to suggest great thoughts which will speak to the imagination and the heart and will arouse all that is noblest and best in man."
George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)
Female Figure

George Frederick Watts
The Wife of Pygmalion
Auguste Rodin ~ Nature Versus Art
What is commonly called ugliness in nature can in art become full of beauty.
Auguste Rodin
Camille Claudel ~ Living In A Nightmare
I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare.”
Camille Claudel
Arthur Schopenhauer ~ Pain Caused By Death
“The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer
Jacques-Augustin Pajou (Jacques Augustin Pajou) (1730-1809)
Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #2]
Louvre (France)