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)
Auguste Rodin ~ The Eternal Idol
“Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.”  Auguste Rodin
The Eternal Idol (1889)  Musée Rodin.
Photo: Pierre Vallet.
Brancusi ~ The Essence Of Things
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things . . . it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
Constantin Brancusi
Niki De Saint Phalle ~ On Life
"Life ... is never the way one imagines it. It surprises you, it amazes you, and it makes you laugh or cry when you don't expect it."
Niki de Saint Phalle