Henry Miller by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Big Sur, California, 1947)
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Craigie Horsfield (born 1949 in Cambridge) is an English artist. In 1996 he was nominated for the annual Turner Prize.
“The material of the artist lies not within himself nor in the fabrications of his imagination, but in the world around him. The element which gives life to the great Picassos and Cezannes,
Φωτογραφία -Edgar Degas -
Δεν είχα δει τις φωτογραφίες του, γύρω στις 40 διάβασα ότι σώζονται οι οποίες είναι πλέον συγκεντρωμενες σε βιβλίο.
"I can't paint the way they want me to paint and they know that too.Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can't do it. I just can't do it! And that is why I am just a little crazy. "
- As quoted in R.v.R. : Being an Account of the Last Years and the Death of One Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1930) by Hendrik Willem van Loon
No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself(including over forty paintings, thirty-one etchings and about seven drawings) that date from the outset of his career in the 1620s to the year of his death in 1669,he created an autobiography in art that is the equal of the finest ever produced in literature even of the intimately analytical Confessions of St. Augustine.
To Kenneth Clark,(art historian) Rembrandt is "with the possible exception of Van Gogh the only artist who has made the self-portrait a major means of artistic self-expression, and
Edgar Degas, Interior, 1868-1869(Philadelphia Museum of Art)
“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people” ― Edgar Degas
Interior (French: Intérieur), also known as The Rape (French: Le Viol), is an oil painting on canvas by Edgar Degas (1834–1917), painted in 1868–1869. Described as "the most puzzling of Degas's major works", it depicts a tense confrontation by lamplight between a man and a partially undressed woman. This painting that is all about ambiguity is incredibly fascinating because it can be read as a critique about searching for the narrative in reading and experiencing paintings. Although it seems to be a painting loaded with meaning ,there are no clear clues or answers to any of the questions we typically ask of a painting such as this.
It is the scene
"The environment creates the object. I spent my entire life working in front of the same objects that gave me a sense of reality, turning my mind to all that these objects had been through for me and with me ."
my room in Ajaccio 1898
Matisse liked to be surrounded in everyday life by furniture and objects, which constantly renew his inspiration, and which may become the main subject of his paintings and drawings. Some of them are faithfull companions.For him, the object, artistic or useful, is a pretext for researches on the line, the shape and the color, in his methodic process to the ever greater simplification to find the “sign” and the brightness in his works. Furthermore,
"No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius."
Η Anna Pavlova γεννήθηκε στις 12 Φλεβάρη του 1881 στο Λιγκοβο, της Αγίας Πετρούπολης , στη Ρωσία .Το πάθος της για την τέχνη του μπαλέτου άρχισε όταν την πήγε η μητέρα της στην παράσταση παραγωγής του Marius Petipa, η Ωραία Κοιμωμένη, στο θέατρο Imperial Maryinsky Theater. Το πλούσιο θέαμα έκανε εντύπωση στην Pavlova. Στην ηλικία των εννέα, η μητέρα της την πήγε στην οντισιόν της φημισμένης Αυτοκρατορικής Σχολής Μπαλέτου. Λόγω του μικρού της ηλικίας της και της «ασθενικής» της εμφάνισης, δεν την επέλεξαν.