Salliann Putman (British, born 1937) Still life in Blue
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR 1841-1919 Liseuse
PIERRE BONNARD 1867 - 1947 Nu Blond Assis (Étude)
Le bouquet de dahlias, Kees van Dongen. (1887 - 1968)
“I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip. And the highest enjoyment of timelessness—in a landscape selected at random—is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude to whom it may concern—to the contrapuntal genius of human fate or to tender ghosts humoring a lucky mortal.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Vintage, 1989)
The Bartender Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1900
Portrait of Annette in a Green Dress Milton Avery - 1933
Louis Kaufman with Red Suspenders on White Shirt Milton Avery - 1931
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
―Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile
Photograph:Frank Horvat, Balloons in the Subway, New York, 1984
Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916), Le Silence. Watercolour, gouache, pastel and pencil on paper, 21.5 x 17.5 cm.