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Rabindranath Tagore | O Woman / Donna!


Gustav Klimt🎨 (1862-1918) | Judith II Salomè, 1909 (detail)

O woman, you are not merely the
handiwork of God, but also of men;
these are ever endowing you with
beauty from their hearts.

Donna, non sei soltanto l’opera di Dio,
ma anche degli uomini, che sempre
ti fanno bella con i loro cuori.


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Alexandre Dumas Père (1802-1870) | Quotes / Aforismi


Alexandre Dumas | Alì Pascià (novel), 1840 | Painting by Emil Jacobs (1802-1866) Ali Pasha and Kira Vassiliki, 1844


  • "There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body's sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever".
  • "Ci sono due modi di vedere: con il corpo e con l'anima. La vista del corpo a volte può dimenticare, ma l'anima ricorda per sempre".
  • "As a general rule…people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it".
  • "In generale, si chiedono consigli solo per non seguirli o, se si seguono, è per avere qualcuno da rimproverare per averli dati".


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    Charles Baudelaire / Roberto Ferri | Tristezze della luna / The sadness of the moon


    Roberto Ferri🎨 | Tristezze della luna

    This evening the Moon dreams more languidly,
    Like a beauty who on many cushions rests,
    And with her light hand fondles lingeringly,
    Before she sleeps, the slope of her sweet breasts.

    Stasera la luna sogna più languidamente;
    come una bella donna su tanti cuscini
    che con mano distratta e leggera carezzi
    prima di addormentarsi il contorno dei suoi seni,


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    Cesare Pavese | Agony / Agonia, 1933


    Frantz Charlet (Belgian Impressionist painter, 1862-1928) | A promenade in Vonaco

    I’ll wander the streets till I’m dead tired,
    I’ll learn to live alone and look each passing face
    straight in the eye and still be what I am.
    This coolness ascending in me, searching through my veins,
    is an awakening each morning that I’ve never felt
    so real -except that I feel stronger
    than my body, and a colder shiver comes each morning now.

    The mornings I had at twenty are now far: away.
    And tomorrow, twenty-one: tomorrow I’ll go out in tile
    streets -
    I remember every stone, and the layers of the sky.


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    Salvatore Quasimodo | Alleyway / Vicolo


    Telemaco Signorini (1835-1901)🎨| Il ghetto di Firenze, 1892

    Sometimes your voice calls to me,
    and I do not know what skies
    or waters you wake me to:

    A net of sunlight that glazes
    your walls that at evening were
    a swaying of late lanterns
    in the workshops filled
    with the breeze and sadness.

    Mi chiama talvolta la tua voce
    e non so che cieli ed acque
    mi si svegliano dentro:

    una rete di sole che si smaglia
    sui tuoi muri ch’erano a sera
    un dondolio di lampade
    dalle botteghe tarde
    piene di vento e di tristezza.


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    Pablo Neruda: Never Blame Anyone / Non incolpare nessuno!


    Sarolta Ban (Hungarian artist, 1982)

    Never complain about anyone, nor anything,
    because basically you have done
    what you wanted in your life.

    Accept the difficulty of improving yourself
    and the courage to start changing yourself.
    The triumph of the true man emerges from
    the ashes of his mistake.

    Non incolpare nessuno,
    non lamentarti mai di nessuno, di niente,
    perché in fondo
    Tu hai fatto quello che volevi nella vita.

    Accetta la difficoltà di costruire te stesso
    ed il valore di cominciare a correggerti.
    Il trionfo del vero uomo
    proviene delle ceneri del suo errore.

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    Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) | Silence / Il silenzio


    Lucien Lévy Dhurmer🎨 (French Art Nouveau painter, 1865-1953) | Le Silence, 1895 | Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
    And the silence of the city when it pauses,
    And the silence of a man and a maid,
    And the silence for which music alone finds the word,
    And the silence of the woods before the winds of spring begin,
    And the silence of the sick
    When their eyes roam about the room.
    And I ask: For the depths
    Of what use is language?
    A beast of the field moans a few times
    When death takes its young.
    And we are voiceless in the presence of realities -
    We cannot speak.


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    Rabindranath Tagore | Al risveglio


    Govanni Boldini🎨 | La lettera mattutina


    Al risveglio ho trovato
    con la luce una lettera.
    Ma non posso sapere
    che dice: non so leggere.

    E non voglio distrarre
    un sapiente dai libri:
    ciò che c’è scritto forse
    non lo saprebbe leggere.

    I woke and found his letter with the morning.
    I do not know what it says, for I cannot read.
    I shall leave the wise man alone with his books,
    I shall not trouble him, for who knows if he can read what the letter says.


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    E. E. Cummings | I carry your heart with me / Il tuo cuore lo porto con me, 1958


    Telemaco Signorini (1835-1901)🎨 | Settignano, Rendez vous in the woods, 1873

    I carry your heart with me (i carry it in
    my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
    i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
    by only me is your doing, my darling).

    Il tuo cuore lo porto con me (lo porto
    nel mio) non me ne divido mai (dove vado io
    vieni anche tu, mia amata; e qualsiasi cosa
    sia fatta da me, la fai anche tu, mia diletta).


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    E. E. Cummings | Lady, i will touch you with my mind / Signora, ti toccherò con la mia mente..


    Jon Boe Paulsen🎨, 1958 | The Blue Hour


    Lady, i will touch you with my mind.
    touch you and touch and touch
    until you give
    me suddenly a smile, shyly obscene

    (lady i will
    touch you with my mind.)

    Touch
    you,that is all,

    lightly and you utterly will become
    with infinite care
    the poem which i do not write.


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    Cesare Pavese / Pino Daeni | In the morning you always come back, 1950



    Dawn’s faint breath
    breathes with your mouth
    at the ends of empty streets.
    Gray light your eyes,
    sweet drops of dawn
    on dark hills.
    Your steps and breath
    like the wind of dawn
    smother houses.
    The city shudders,
    Stones exhale -
    you are life, an awakening.


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    Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) | Quotes


    Marie Alexandre Valentin Sellier (French, 19th/20th Century) | La farandole de Pétrarque, 1900

    "Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good".
    "L'amore è la grazia incoronante dell'umanità, il diritto più santo dell'anima, il legame d'oro che ci lega al dovere e alla verità, il principio redentrice che principalmente riconcilia il cuore con la vita ed è profetico del bene eterno".


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    Johannes Vermeer | 179 artworks | Page 4



    Arshile Gorky about Johannes Vermeer in: 'A visit to the Metropolitan Museum with Gorky'

    "Delacroix spoke of the Greek coin being built from the center out. Vermeer has painted in this way, according to the principles of mass..
    How beautifully they are drawn – Vermeer does not just make a leaf and place it in the design, he relates space and leaf. [on the painting of Vermeer ‘Allegory on the New Testament].
    That drapery - it is abstract - observe how this shape [a space between a shepherd and the tree] curves around the center space while the tree counter-curves opposite it, cutting an egg shape.. ..the spaces on the carpet that carry no figuration are, in fact, shapes of vital importance in building the whole…"


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    Henri Matisse: Creativity takes courage!


    • "There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted" - Henri Matisse.
    • "Penso che nulla sia più difficile per un vero pittore che dipingere una rosa, perché per dipingerla deve dimenticare tutte le rose che ha dipinto prima" - Henri Matisse.

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    Jerrard Gems | Vintage flower



    "Perfumes are the feelings of flowers".
    "I profumi sono i sentimenti dei fiori" - Heinrich Heine

    "I paint flowers so they will not die".
    "Dipingo i fiori così che non moriranno" - Frida Kahlo

    "A flower blossoms for its own joy".
    "Un fiore sboccia per la sua stessa gioia" - Oscar Wilde


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    Camille Corot (1796-1875) | Paysages / Quotes


    • "Set up your study or picture in an orderly fashion. This order should not cramp either the linearist or the colorist... Never lose sight of that first impression by which you were moved. I work on all parts of my painting at once, improving it very gently until I find that the effect is complete".

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    Camille Corot (1796-1875) | Landscapes and Quotes


    • "Be guided by feelings alone. Abandon yourself to your first impression. If you really have been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion".
    • "Lasciati guidare dai sentimenti da solo. Abbandonati alla tua prima impressione. Se sei stato davvero toccato, trasmetterai agli altri la sincerità della tua emozione".

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    Marc Chagall | Between Darkness and Light, 1938-1943



    "I don't know where he (Marc Chagall🎨) gets those images; he must have an angel in his head".
    "Non so dove (Marc Chagall🎨) ottenga quelle immagini; deve avere un angelo in testa".


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    John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) | Page 2


    • "Impressionism was the name given to a certain form of observation when Monet, not content with using his eyes to see what things were or what they looked like as everybody had done before him, turned his attention to noting what took place on his own retina".
    • "Impressionismo" è il nome che è stato dato ad una certa forma di osservazione quando Monet, non contento di usare gli occhi per vedere le cose o il loro aspetto come tutti gli altri avevano fatto prima di lui, ha posto la sua attenzione su ciò che accadeva nella sua retina, così come un oculista avrebbe esaminato la propria vista".

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    Rumi: Ben oltre le idee di giusto e sbagliato c'è un campo. Laggiù ti aspetterò!


    Jules-Joseph Lefebvre🎨 (French painter, 1836-1912) Graziella

    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I'll meet you there..
    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about"!