Alphabetarion # The world | Elizabeth Bishop, 1911- 1979

Elizabeth Bishop and her mother Gertrude, 1915-16  

''If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem 
for 24 hours or so I'm sure it's a good one—and 
the same goes for paintings.''

Elizabeth Bishop, 1911- 1979


The dock | Paintings by Julian Trevelyan, 1985-88

 Julian Trevelyan, Two dockers, 1987
Julian Trevelyan, Dockside, 1985
Julian Trevelyan, Paddle Steamer, 1986
Julian Trevelyan, The customs (On the Thames), 1988
Julian Trevelyan, The Crew, 1985
Julian Trevelyan, The docks, 1985


Stereosc2pe + Spider | Jan Mankes / Dora Maar, 1916-1932

                 Jan Mankes, Garden Spider in its web, 1916                                                Dora Maar, Les années vous guettent (Nusch Eluard), 1932                                    

Alphabetarion # Thoughts | Annie Fellows Johnston, 1913

Annie Fellows Johnston, The Gate of the Giant Scissors, 1913

 “I’ve got something so lovely to think about that I’d like to go back 
and sit down in the garden, and just think and think until dark 
without being interrupted by anybody.”

Annie Fellows Johnston, The Gate of the Giant Scissors, 1913

Book//mark - Édouard Levé | Autoportrait, 2005

Édouard Levé, 1965-2007                                                            Édouard Levé, Autoportrait, 2005

“I accumulate beginnings.”

“If I travel with someone, I see half as much 
of the country as if I traveled by myself.”

"I do not know what to do with my hands when they have nothing to do. "

“I remember what people tell me better than what I said.”

“I am more attentive to the script of a play 
when I read it than when I see it performed.”

“I have less desire to change things than to change my perception of them.”

"I prefer a ruin to a monument." 

“Everything I Write is True, But So What?”

“My voice carries less in the snow.”

“I have never attended a nudist funeral.”

“I wonder where the dreams go that I don't remember. 

“Everything interests me a priori, but not a posteriori.”

“I had an idea for an Amish punk band.”

“I am not an expert in anything.”

“I am not looking to seduce a wearer of Birkenstocks. 
I do not like the big toe.”

“At a public urinal the presence of a neighbor delays my micturition.”

“I am slow to notice when someone mistreats me, 
it’s always so surprising: evil is somehow unreal.”

“Purées frustrate me because they have no crunch.”

“To describe my life precisely would take longer than to live it.”

"I am calm during reunions. "

“At the beach girls arouse me less than in the library.”

"I sometimes wonder whether what I do is art or art therapy."

“I want this epitaph engraved 
on my tombstone: “See you soon”

Édouard Levé, Autoportrait, 2005

Movie nuns | Ingrid Bergman / Audrey Hepburn / Claudette Colbert / Joan Collins / Deborah Kerr / Janet Leigh / Loretta Young / Helen Hayes / Lilian Gish, 1923-1961

 Ingrid Bergman - The Bells of St. Mary's, 1945                                     Audrey Hepburn - Nun's Story, 1959 
Joan Collins - Sea Wife, 1957                           Claudette Colbert - Thunder on the Hill, 1951
Deborah Kerr - Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, 1957                                Janet Leigh - The Red Danube, 1949
Loretta Young - Come to the Stable, 1949                           Helen Hayes - The White Sister, 1933
Lilian Gish - The White Sister, 1923                                                                               Viridiana, 1961

Contraptions & Activities | Illustrations by William Heath Robinson, 1872 -1944

William Heath Robinson, Aerial Life, 1925

William Heath Robinson, 1872 -1944

William Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944) was an English cartoonist, illustrator and artist, 
best known for drawings of whimsically elaborate machines to achieve simple objectives.

Alphabetarion # Keep | Banana Yoshimoto

Alvin D. Loving,  Sketch for Wall, 1970

 “Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, 
but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

Banana Yoshimoto

J[A-Z]Z / p1ck ( Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra | C'mon... Get Happy, 1957

Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra – C'mon... Get Happy, 1957

Release: January 1, 1958

Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra,  I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
Fred E. Ahlert / Roy Turk

Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra – C'mon... Get Happy, 1957

Flick Review < Autumn Fire | A film poem by Herman G. Weinberg, 1930-31

Autumn Fire (1931)
Director: Herman G. Weinberg
Cinematography: Herman G. Weinberg
Stars: Erna Bergman, Willy Hildebrand

The Genius Of The Crowd | Charles Bukowski, 1966

Emilio Pettoruti,  The blue cup, 1939

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

their finest art

 Charles Bukowski, The Genius Of The Crowd, 1966


Flowers | Photos by Laure Albin Guillot, 1920s-1940s

Laure Albin Guillot, Fleurs, 1930                                                                     Laure Albin Guillot, Roses, 1930
Laure Albin Guillot, Étude De Fleurs [With Stem], 1930                  Laure Albin Guillot, Étude De Fleurs [With Vase], 1930
Laure Albin Guillot, Roses, 1940
Laure Albin-Guillot, 1938                                 Laure Albin-Guillot, Orchidées, 1927
Laure Albin Guillot, 1930s      Laure Albin Guillot, Roses, 1930     Laure Albin-Guillot, Fleurs, 1935     
Laure Albin-Guillot, Bouquet de fleurs des champs dans un pot, 1935

Laure Albin-Guillot, Tulips,1930s-1940s       Laure Albin-Guillot, Hands with cigarette and roses, 1930s
Laure Albin-Guillot, Woman with flowers, 1930                                            Laure Albin-Guillot, Le Marteau en Fleurs (Hammer in Bloom) 1940s

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