Today is the anniversary of the birth of Edgar Lee Masters (born in Kansas on 23 August 1868), the author of the “Spoon River Anthology”. This is collection of short poems condemning the hypocrisies and cruelty of society. The accusations come from the mouth of the dead buried in their graves. Here is one of […]Regrets — words and music and stories
Today would have been Man Ray’s 128th birthday. He was born in Philadelphia on August 27, 1890 , and died in France in 1976. This American surrealist photographer and painter spent most of his career in Paris. He said: “I do not photograph nature. I photograph my visions.” “I never knew what I was […]
Jean Cocteau, né le 5 juillet 1889 et mort le 11 octobre 1963 est un poète, graphiste, dessinateur, dramaturge et cinéaste français. “On doit croire en sa chance, sinon comment expliquer le succès de ceux qu’on n’aime pas.” (Le Coq et l’Arlequin – 1918) “Dobbiamo credere nella fortuna. Come spiegare altrimenti il […]
This stunnning portrait of Cocteau above was of course painted by Amedeo Modigliani [MN]
In Italy “gelosia” (= jealousy) may also refer to a blind or shutter, composed of parallel slats of wood, which slope in such a way as to control airflow and light, while excluding rain, the rays of the sun. and inspection from the outside. It is also called “Persiana” (= the feminine of Persian), which […]
Il 28 ottobre 1909 nasceva a Dublino Francis Bacon (1909 –1992), pittore noto per le sue immagini imprevedibili e grottesche, cariche di emozioni, che tentano di sondare l’essenza dell’uomo contemporaneo. Il suo caotico studio fu trasferito da Londra e ricostruito a Dublino attorno al 1998.