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The sound and the Fury – William Faulkner / Ben Shahn

“The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak os also forgotten” William Faulkner The title of the novel is taken from Macbeth’s famous soliloquy of act 5, scene 5 ofWilliam Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to … Continue reading

The Alchemy of the word – Arthur Rimbaud / Linda Vachon

“I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.” Rimbaud SECOND DELERIUM: THE ALCHEMY OF THE WORD My turn now. The story of one of my insanities. For a long time I boasted that I was master of all possible landscapes– and I thought … Continue reading

Niki de Saint Phalle : All power to the Nanas

Champion of the feminist aesthetic, Phalle’s sculptures and paintings have made her one of art’s most important outsiders You’ve seen them before. Those colourful stylised ladies with tiny heads and plenty of ass, but many wouldn’t know that these bright, pop characters found in gift shops around the world were created by one of the … Continue reading

Dora Maar and the secret Jewelry of Picasso

Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso In the winter of 1935 Picasso became intimately involved with Dora Maar, a stunningly beautiful, passionate and acutely intelligent young woman. Dora’s influence was to stimulate one of the most innovative periods of his career. His personal life was in turmoil when they met: he had broken up with his … Continue reading

Paul Klee – Willst du bei mir bleiben auf dieser weiten Reise?

❀ Willst du bei mir bleiben, von jetzt an bis zum Schluss? Willst du mein Zuhause sein in diesem großen Zirkus? Willst du bei mir bleiben auf dieser weiten Reise? Bis der letzte Vorhang fällt für uns Beide. Paul Klee ❀Sommeil d’hiver  Winter’s Sleep: Original lithograph, 1938. Edition: as published in the deluxe art review Verve … Continue reading

Schiele’s Ghost by Reinfried Marass

Schiele’s Ghost – Recalling Egon Schiele and The Wounded Woman I was born in Vienna, but grew up in Neulengbach, a small town in Austria approx. 30 km west of Vienna, where also Egon Schiele has lived and worked and finally was arrested in 1912 for his erotic drawings and paintings, especially of young teens. … Continue reading

The books are whispering – Simic / Heidi Mulder Art

In the library, by Charles Simic There’s a book called ‘A Dictionary of Angels’. No one has opened it in fifty years, I know, because when I did, The covers creaked, the pages Crumbled. There I discovered That angels were once as plentiful As species of flies. The sky at dusk Used to be thick … Continue reading

Lola Mora

Lola Mora was an innovative and prolific sculptor from Salta (Argentina). She was the country’s first woman artist and she truly flourished in her field creating masterpieces such as the famous Nereids Fountain in Buenos Aires, which was criticized for its sensual nudes. This freethinking lady who was born in 1866 had a unique life. … Continue reading

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