Jazz it up

“Life is a lot like jazz.  It’s the best when you improvise.” — George Gershwin Saxophonist  Mariusz Drawings Jazz it up a little Music in Film: All That Jazz (1979) dir. Bob Fosse   Billie Holiday singing at the Downbeat Club in New York, 1947, photo by William Gottlieb   Chicago (2002) dir. Rob Marshall […]

art. matters.

Colin Campbell Cooper   New York Public Library La La Land * “You’ve got to work on something dangerous.  You have to work on something that makes you uncertain.  Something that makes you doubt yourself.  You shouldn’t feel safe.  You should feel, ‘I don’t know if I can write this.’  That’s what I mean by dangerous, […]

art matters

  “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”   — Edgar Degas *   Little Dancer Fourteen Years Old 1881 Edgar Degas   artist Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ in Coyoacán, Mexico | AD España · Belén Imaz   Arizona Muse with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre by Inez van Lamsweerde and […]

artistic, it is.

via::hauntedbysto “Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.”   — Charles de Lint    via::drowned-in-d via:drowned-in- Gustav Klimt’s studio in Hietzing, Vienna, c.1918 and 2013 (after restoration). Source:tierradentro  aizhan-mukatova by soufflelove “If I am a legend, […]

Art Comes First

Isaac Israëls (Dutch, 1865-1934), The parrotman: the guard Ponsen in the Zoo, The Hague, c.1917. Oil on canvas, 125 x 76 cm. “I can only connect deeply or not at all.” —  Anaïs Nin Art Comes First Sketches of Schumman’s Kinderszenen Op. 15 , No. 9, Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse), dated 1837.  Henri […]