The Secret

Two girls discoverthe secret of lifein a sudden line ofpoetry. I who don’t know thesecret wrotethe line. Theytold me (through a third person)they had found itbut not what it wasnot even what line it was. No doubtby now, more than a weeklater, they have forgottenthe secret, the line, the name ofthe poem. I love themfor… Read More The Secret

15 July: Love

“Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real. Love, and so art and morals, is the discovery of reality.“ Iris Murdoch (Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher, born on 15 July 1919 in Dublin) The Jewish Bride (detail), a painting by Rembrandt, born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden “L’amore è il… Read More 15 July: Love

Auguste Rodin

René François Auguste Rodin, né à Paris le 12 novembre 1840 et mort à Meudon le 17 novembre 1917, est un important sculpteur français, considéré comme un des pères de la sculpture moderne. ❦ “Je n’invente rien, je redécouvre.”❥ “Pour un artiste, rien dans la nature n’est laid.”❧ “La patience est aussi une forme d’action.”… Read More Auguste Rodin

Venus de Milo

On 8 April 1820 the famous ancient statue Venus de Milo was discovered on the Aegean island of Melos (Milos in modern Greek) . It was presented to Louis XVIII, who donated it to the Louvre the following year. The marble statue, which is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty… Read More Venus de Milo