Kierkegaard ~ Harmony
“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
Painting: Paul Delvaux (Belgian, Surrealism, 1897–1994)
Harmony (L'Harmonie), 1927.
Frida Kahlo ~ The Accidents In My Life
"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."
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."
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
Oil on canvas
Paul Nouge ~ Le Bras Revelateur
Le Bras Revelateur (1929)
Paul Nougé (1895–1967) was a Belgian poet, philosopher and surrealist photographer who heavily influenced the Belgian Surrealist School of which he was a member. He was a friend and associate of fellow artists Louis Scutenaire, Marcel Mariën and René Magritte - whom he was a major influence upon.
Paul Delvaux ~ The Skeleton
“…Through the skeleton, I represent a different kind of being in a kind of medieval mystery play which is perhaps profane, but never profanatory – the idea of sacrilege never entered my mind – it was put there by others…”
Paul Delvaux ~ A Surreal Reality
I have always wanted my colours to sing.
Robert Doisneau ~ The Absorbent Photographer
"If you take photographs, don’t speak, don’t write, don’t analyse yourself, and don’t answer any questions."
Robert Doisneau, 1950
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
Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, 1951
Dora Maar, Le Simulateur
Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936