Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust…. and don’t expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
“

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


Angels 

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Max Ernst at the home of Peggy Guggenheim, New York, Fall 1942 Munich City Museum Archives,
Hermann Landshoff  (via: altertuemliches.at)

Max Ernst at the home of Peggy Guggenheim, New York, Fall 1942 Munich City Museum Archives,

Hermann Landshoff  (via: altertuemliches.at)


Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema (1964)

Lower Manhattan, 1907
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Lower Manhattan, 1907

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Plaza de la Merced, Ronda 1910  
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Plaza de la Merced, Ronda 1910  

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Late Afternoon, New York, Winter, 1900, Brooklyn Museum
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Late Afternoon, New York, Winter, 1900, Brooklyn Museum

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Westminster Bridge, 1898  
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Westminster Bridge, 1898 

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Robin McLaurin Williams - July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014  
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Robin McLaurin Williams - July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014  

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Masks
Hengki Koentjoro

Masks

Hengki Koentjoro


Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro


Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro


Hengki Koentjoro


Moonlight Path, 1941
Gertrude Abercrombie (American, 1909-1977)

From Wiki:  Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909 – July 3, 1977) was an American painter based in Chicago. Called “the queen of the bohemian artists”, Abercrombie was involved in the Chicago jazz scene and was friends with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan, whose music inspired her own creative work.

Abercrombie was born February 17, 1909, in Austin, Texas. Her parents, Tom and Lula Janes Abercrombie, were traveling opera singers who happened to be in Austin on the day of Gertrude’s birth. The family lived in Berlin in 1913 to further her mother’s career, but the beginning of World War I caused the family to move back to the United States. Upon their return the family lived in Aledo, Illinois before settling in Hyde Park, Chicago in 1916. She was raised in a strict Christian Scientist environment at home.

She earned a degree in Romance Language from the University of Illinois in 1929. After studying figure drawing briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, she took a year-long course in commercial art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, leading to her first job drawing gloves for Mesirow Department Store advertisements. She also worked briefly as an artist for Sears. In the mid-1930s she moved out of her family’s home and became active in the regional art scene.

In 1940 she married lawyer Robert Livingston, and in 1942 gave birth to their daughter Dinah. In 1948 the couple divorced. That same year she married music critic Frank Sandiford, with Dizzy Gillespie performing at the wedding. The couple were active in the bohemian lifestyle and jazz scene of Chicago hence their connection with Gillespie. They met musicians through Sandiford and through Abercrombie’s own skills as an improvisational pianist. The couple would divorce in 1964.”


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Moonlight Path, 1941

Gertrude Abercrombie (American, 1909-1977)

From Wiki:  Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909 – July 3, 1977) was an American painter based in Chicago. Called “the queen of the bohemian artists”, Abercrombie was involved in the Chicago jazz scene and was friends with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan, whose music inspired her own creative work.

Abercrombie was born February 17, 1909, in Austin, Texas. Her parents, Tom and Lula Janes Abercrombie, were traveling opera singers who happened to be in Austin on the day of Gertrude’s birth. The family lived in Berlin in 1913 to further her mother’s career, but the beginning of World War I caused the family to move back to the United States. Upon their return the family lived in Aledo, Illinois before settling in Hyde Park, Chicago in 1916. She was raised in a strict Christian Scientist environment at home.

She earned a degree in Romance Language from the University of Illinois in 1929. After studying figure drawing briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, she took a year-long course in commercial art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, leading to her first job drawing gloves for Mesirow Department Store advertisements. She also worked briefly as an artist for Sears. In the mid-1930s she moved out of her family’s home and became active in the regional art scene.

In 1940 she married lawyer Robert Livingston, and in 1942 gave birth to their daughter Dinah. In 1948 the couple divorced. That same year she married music critic Frank Sandiford, with Dizzy Gillespie performing at the wedding. The couple were active in the bohemian lifestyle and jazz scene of Chicago hence their connection with Gillespie. They met musicians through Sandiford and through Abercrombie’s own skills as an improvisational pianist. The couple would divorce in 1964.”

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The Stroll
Gertrude Abercrombie (American, 1909-1977)

The Stroll

Gertrude Abercrombie (American, 1909-1977)