“Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their head, The wind is passing by.”-Christina Rossetti (born on 12/5/1830)
Dans la Bibliothèque by Auguste Toulmouche, 1872
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”-Émile Zola
Georgia O’Keeffe was born on 15 November 1887.
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” *
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Dreams by Vittorio Matteo Corcos, 1896
“Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.”-T.S. Eliot (born on 9/26/1888)
My step-dad’s funeral was two days ago. We have to empty out the contents of his apartment by the end of the month, so there is not a lot of time to spare for work or play. Much like life, we have to grab it whilst we can. Yesterday, my mom and I took a much-needed mental health break at the Columbus Museum of Art. The short walk there and back provided us with a liberal dose of sunshine, which was a partial cure in and of itself to the stress of the last two weeks.
I was super excited to see the George Bellows exhibit, and it did not disappoint. Four large rooms are given over to the show, which runs until January 4, 2014. To read more about it, go here. Although his work encompassed so much more than the famous boxing images, standing in front of a few of those legendary canvases was extraordinary. I was also delighted to see a few copies of The Masses, for which Bellows supplied artwork, on display underneath a glass case. What an unexpected highlight!
Then, there was this:
Absolutely awe-inspiring in person!
An afternoon at the museum was a great reminder that art is good for the soul, and a further indication that life is slowly returning to normal.
“Try everything that can be done…Learn your own possibilities.”-George Bellows
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“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”-James Baldwin (born 2 August 1924)
“Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.”-Beatrix Potter
“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”-Marcel Duchamp