Joseph Bowler (American, 1928-2016) – Keats – – A narrative setting in “Keats” with two young women in billowing whites, set against a Lowcountry ground. “A portrait artist must first, create a good painting,” said Bowler “But that is only part of it. My overwhelming challenge is to satisfy myself.”

Joseph Bowler (American, 1928-2016) – Keats


The Beginning of Love

Yuri Pimenov (Russian, 1903-1977) – The Beginning of Love, 1960 (Oil on canvas. Kiev National Museum of Russian Art) – – “I love to paint rain. This world can be a very beautiful, if a person is currently set at the beauty. If a person has bad at heart, if he is disappointed and sad, rain will put into him melancholy. Urban rain is full of different images and moods. It brings to the artist no less richness of sensations and feelings than the field, covered with gray veil of autumn.”

Yuri Pimenov (Russian, 1903-1977) - The Beginning of Love

Leda and The Swan

Louis Icart (French, 1888 -1950) – Leda and The Swan, 1934 (Etching and aquatint, varnished) – Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? The hubris of predictions and our perpetual surprise when the not-predicted happens. We concentrate on things we already know but we fail to predict the impossible. The history of a thousand days that tell you nothing about what is to happen next…

Louis Icart - Leda and The Swan

No Problem

„Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem. – – – One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic. – – – It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin – (Photography by Ferdinando Scianna – Dismantled statue of Stalin, Budapest, 1990)