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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Unexpected Intrusions of Beauty

 Unexpected Intrusions of Beauty
That is what life is-   
Saul Bellow

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication-
Leonardo Da Vinci

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
- Vincent
Van Gogh

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

"Wine is sunlight-
Held together by

 "Ridicule is the Burden of Genius"
-Daffy Duck

  "A chair is a very difficult object.  A skyscraper is almost easier.  
That is why Chippendale is famous.."
-Mies van der Rohe 



"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety."
W. Somerset Maugham



"We live in a rainbow of chaos." 
Paul Cezanne 

 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer Reading

The sensational tale of this Mozart manuscript reminded me that the Art world is filled with incredible stories. This just sold at Sotheby's for just under a $Million. Like the movie The Red Violin, this document has a story to tell.

The sublime, murder, crime, intrigue, and tales that are frequently stranger than fiction.    Before you fill your summer reading list, check out a few  of my favorites.  I hope you like them too.