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December 18, 2018

“Florence had always had an affinity for the mystic and dreamy philosophy of Plato, while the colder and more practical philosophy of Aristotle had flourished in Padua, and other cities of the north.”

“The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed than by what it achieved. Much which it aspired to do, and did but imperfectly or mistakenly, was accomplished in what is called the éclarissement of the eighteenth century.”

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

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June 18, 2018

“God is a gaseous vertebrate” ~ E. Haeckel, “The riddle of the universe”.

May 20, 2018

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National Gallery Berlin, 2

January 14, 2018

Mill on the river Stour, Constable

The wave, Courbet.

Deep in the forest, De la pena

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Cliffs at Étretat, Courbet

The grove, or the admiral's house in Hampstead, Constable

January 13, 2018

Macbeth, Justin Kurzel.

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August 11, 2017

“I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.”
~ Oscar Wilde

May 19, 2017

“Nature” is what we see
The Hill – the Afternoon
Squirrel – Eclipse – the Bumble bee
Nay – Nature is Heaven
Nature is what we hear
The Bobolink – the Sea
Thunder – the Cricket
Nay – Nature is Harmony
Nature is what we know
Yet have no art to say
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

~ Emily Dickinson

January 6, 2017

“Non è mai troppo tardi per andare oltre” ~ Dante

December 28, 2016

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one’s self. I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, where to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream — I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of medievalism, and return to the hellenic ideal — to something finer, richer than the hellenic ideal, it may be.”
~ Wilde

December 26, 2016

“And men go forth, and admire lofty mountains and broad seas, and roaring torrents, and the ocean, and the course of the stars, and forget their own selves while doing so.”
~ “Confessiones”, St. Augustine.