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FRIDA KAHLO ~ ON LAUGHING

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” ― Frida Kahlo Guillermo Davila: Frida Kahlo, 1929

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL, A FEMALE GENIUS ~ BY MONIQUE LUCY WEBERINK

A Female Genius… “You’re wrong to think it’s about you. You’re a sculptor, Rodin, not a sculpture. You ought to know. I am that old woman with nothing on her bones. And the aging young girl… that’s also me. And the man is me too. Not you. I gave him my toughness. He gave me his emptiness in return. There you are… three times me. The Holy Trinity, trinity of emptiness.” Among the female artists I admire is Camille Claudel a French sculptor and graphic artist who lived from...

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MARGARET ATWOOD ~ MEANINGLESS WORDS

Now we’re on my home ground, foreign territory. My throat constricts, as it learned to do when I discovered people could say words that would go into my ears meaning nothing. Margaret Atwood Born 1939, Canada Surfacing

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EMILY DICKINSON ~ ON POETRY

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these” Emily Dickinson (American Poet, 1830-1886)

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ THE BATH

The bath (1867) by Alfred Stevens

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ WOMAN SEATED IN ORIENTAL DRESS

“A woman seated in Oriental dress” by Alfred Stevens

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