April 26, 2012
"evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art."

— charles baudelaire

April 25, 2012
"one day towards the end of april the morning was warm and gray; people walking in the streets and looking ahead did not notice that the trees in the park were splitting in many places and showing sweet, festering wounds. … and at once the avenue of the park, empty a moment before, filled with people hurrying in all directions, as if this were the hub of the city, and blossomed with women’s frocks. quick and shapely girls were hurrying … but for a few moments, while they passed the openwork basket of the avenue, which now exuded the moisture of a greenhouse and was filled with birds’ trills, they seemed to belong to that avenue and to that hour, to be the extras in a scene of the theater of spring, as if they had been reborn in the park together with the delicate branches and leaves. the park avenue seemed crowded with their refreshing hurry and the rustle of their underskirts. … ah these young, rhythmical steps, those legs hot from exercise in their new crunchy silk stockings…"

— bruno schulz, ‘spring’, ch. 13 (from ‘sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass’)

April 22, 2012

“Deep inside the town there open up, so to speak, double streets, doppelgänger streets, mendacious and delusive streets”. (from cinnamon shops by bruno schulz)
‘encounter’ painted by bruno schulz (1920)

“Deep inside the town there open up, so to speak, double streets, doppelgänger streets, mendacious and delusive streets”. (from cinnamon shops by bruno schulz)

‘encounter’ painted by bruno schulz (1920)

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April 22, 2012
The lord hath smitten him by the hand of a woman. -Book of Judith, 16.7
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman before the setting sun (1818)

The lord hath smitten him by the hand of a woman. -Book of Judith, 16.7

Caspar David Friedrich, Woman before the setting sun (1818)

April 19, 2012
Frantisek Kupka, L’eau (1907)

Frantisek Kupka, L’eau (1907)

April 19, 2012
"What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?"

— Michel Foucault

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Filed under: Michel Foucault art life 
April 18, 2012
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman. -Albert Camus
Albert von Keller, Im Mondschein, 1894

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman. -Albert Camus


Albert von Keller, Im Mondschein, 1894

April 18, 2012
Paul Delvaux, Rivals
What is Surrealism? In my opinion, it is above all a reawakening of the poetic idea in art, the reintroduction of the subject but in a very particular sense, that of the strange and illogical. -Paul Delvaux

Paul Delvaux, Rivals

What is Surrealism? In my opinion, it is above all a reawakening of the poetic idea in art, the reintroduction of the subject but in a very particular sense, that of the strange and illogical. -Paul Delvaux

April 18, 2012
Charlotte Salomon (April 16, 1917 - October 10, 1943) was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is primarily remembered as the creator of an autobiographical series of paintings Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play) consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis. In October 1943 she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were gassed to death soon after her arrival.

Charlotte Salomon (April 16, 1917 - October 10, 1943) was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is primarily remembered as the creator of an autobiographical series of paintings Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play) consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis. In October 1943 she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were gassed to death soon after her arrival.

April 16, 2012
Plato says:
Some say the Muses are nine: how careless!
Look, there’s Sappho too, from Lesbos, the tenth.
Jules-Élie Delaunay, Sappho kissing her lyre

Plato says:

Some say the Muses are nine: how careless!

Look, there’s Sappho too, from Lesbos, the tenth.

Jules-Élie Delaunay, Sappho kissing her lyre

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