Jan Mankes
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Jan Mankes

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Beauty in an Autumn Field, 1735-1800, Osaka City Museum 
Isoda Koryusai

Beauty in an Autumn Field, 1735-1800, Osaka City Museum 

Isoda Koryusai

The bloom is not a bloom, The mist not mist. At midnight she comes, And goes again at dawn. She comes like a spring dream - how long will she stay? She goes like morning cloud, without a trace.
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Bai Juyi, The Bloom is not a Bloom 
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Bai Juyi was a Chinese Tang Dynasty poet.  His poetry is widely read and loved because his writing style is easily understood.  Image: Hu jun di

The bloom is not a bloom,
The mist not mist.
At midnight she comes,
And goes again at dawn.
She comes like a spring dream - how long will she stay?
She goes like morning cloud, without a trace.

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Bai Juyi, The Bloom is not a Bloom

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Bai Juyi was a Chinese Tang Dynasty poet.  His poetry is widely read and loved because his writing style is easily understood.  Image: Hu jun di
Young Dancer of Fourteen, 1880-8, Musée d’Orsay (via: kingsacademy.com)
Edgar Degas 
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Young Dancer of Fourteen, 1880-8, Musée d’Orsay (via: kingsacademy.com)

Edgar Degas 

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Selected radiographs of Edgar Degas’ wax sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, revealing a variety of armatures.  Image:  National Gallery of Art, Washington

Selected radiographs of Edgar Degas’ wax sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, revealing a variety of armatures.  Image:  National Gallery of Art, Washington

Nude Study
Edgar Degas

Nude Study

Edgar Degas

Nude Study
Edgar Degas

Nude Study

Edgar Degas

Musicians in the Orchestra, 1870
Edgar Degas

Musicians in the Orchestra, 1870

Edgar Degas

Waiting, 1882
Edgar Degas

Waiting, 1882

Edgar Degas

Semiramis Building a City, 1861, Private Collection
Edgar Degas

Semiramis Building a City, 1861, Private Collection

Edgar Degas




How much I desire!
Inside my little satchel,
the moon, and flowers.
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~Matsuo Bashō

Artemis:  One of my favorites.  :)

How much I desire!

Inside my little satchel,

the moon, and flowers.

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~Matsuo Bashō

Artemis:  One of my favorites.  :)

François Kollar 

François Kollar 

François Kollar (1904-1979) 
Still Life with Pears, 1930 

François Kollar (1904-1979) 

Still Life with Pears, 1930 

Coco Chanel’s apartment at the Ritz, Paris

Photographer:  François Kollar (1904-1979) (via: culture.gouv.fr)

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The Hunters in the Snow w/detail, 1565, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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The Hunters in the Snow w/detail, 1565, Kunsthistorisches Museum

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Large image:  HERE