Archive for the 'Dream' Category

October 5, 2019

~ Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Sixteenth of September, 1956

July 14, 2019

One evening, when I was a little boy, I realized that the most beautiful image I had ever seen was the bright shape of the moon transpiring from behind the dark branches of an old tree.

~ Rene Magritte

Agostino Arrivabene

July 6, 2019

Rivolta d'Adda

Stigmata, 2012

Theoin III, 2012

Ea exit limen, 2012

Paesina I, 2015

Atanor, 2015

Vergine delle ombre, 2017


December 26, 2018

December 26, 2018


December 18, 2018

“Leonardo’s type of beauty is so exotic that it fascinates a larger number that it delights, and seems more than that of any other artist to reflect ideas and views and some scheme of the world within; so that he seemed to his contemporaries to be the possessor of some unsanctified and sacred wisdom. […] What his philosophy seems to have been most like is that of Paracelsus or Cardan. […] Through Leonardo’s strange veil of sight things reach him so; in no ordinary night or day, but as in faint light or eclipse, or in some brief interval of falling rain at daybreak, or through deep water.”

“Nervous, electric, faint always with some inexplicable faintness, these people seem to be subject to exceptional conditions, to feel powers at work in the common air unfelt by others, to become, as it were, the receptacle of them, and pass them on to us in a chain of secret influences. […] It is a beauty wrought out from within upon the flesh, the deposit, little cell by cell, of strange thoughts and fantastic reveries and exquisite passions.”

“The Mona Lisa is older than the rocks among which she sits; like the vampire, she has been dead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave; and has been a diver in deep seas, and keeps their fallen day about her.”

“Sometimes this curiosity came in conflict with the desire of beauty; it tended to make him go too far below that outside of things in which art really begins and ends. […] The name of Goethe himself reminds one how great for the artist may be the danger of over-much science.”

~ “The Renaissance: studies in art and poetry”, Walter Pater.

Chute des anges rebelles

June 19, 2018

~ Frères Limbourg, “Très riches heures du duc de Berry”, 1411-16.

June 9, 2018

“Chi più in alto sale, più lontano vede. Chi più lontano vede, più a lungo sogna.” ~ Walter Bonatti

Jacob Böhme

May 20, 2018










National Gallery Berlin

January 13, 2018

Alexandre Calame

Campagna landscape, Arnold Böcklin

Ocean breakers (the sound), Arnold Böcklin

Deep in the forest by moonlight, Friedrich

Moonrise by the sea, Friedrich

Knight's castle, Lessing

Castle by the river, Schinkel

Tilla Durieux depicting Circe, Von Stuck

And also: “Cabin covered in snow”, Friedrich. “After the rain”, Baum. “Low country at the Rhine”, Thoma.