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Rosa Bonheur

“Genius has no gender” – Eugénie de Montijo Hailed by her contemporaries as the most popular animal-painter, male or female, of the nineteenth century, the French artist Rosa Bonheur (1822-99) lived to see her name become a household word. In a century that did its best to keep women” in their place,” Bonheur, like George […]

Warren Ward | Lovers of Philosophy

“Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his blood.” Nietzsche I am currently reading Lovers of Philosophy by Warren Ward and I am completely enjoying it. I am fascinated by relationships of notable people and how it affects their work; painters, poets, musicians and yes, philosophers, hence I […]

E.E. Cummings | Metamorphosis and Late Poems

METAMORPHOSIS We’ve plodded through a weird and weary time, Called Winter by the calendar alone; We have beheld an earth pool-deep in slime, Image a heaven of stone. We’ve found life hid between the folds of mire, Sensed life in every place, heard life in tune. The earth-shell cracks with underneath desire; Spring crawls from […]

György Ligeti | Métamorphoses Nocturnes

“My soul would sing of metamorphoses. But since, o gods, you were the source of thesebodies becoming other bodies, breathe your breath into my book of changes: may the song I sing be seamless as its way weaves from the world’s beginning to our day.”  Ovid, Metamorphoses Featured image is a collage by Marie H. Sirois […]

Victorine Meurent

“Former model, single, independent woman, Victorine Meurent is one of the many forgotten women artists neglected by history.” Valeryia Morozov Victorine-Louise Meurent (also Meurant; February 18, 1844 – March 17, 1927) was a French painter and a model for painters. Although she is best known as the favorite model of Édouard Manet, she was an artist in her own right who regularly […]

Jane Campion | The Power of the Dog

“A man’s made by patience and the odds against him.” – Phil Burbank, The Power of the Dog The Power of the Dog is a 2021 Western psychological drama film written and directed by Jane Campion. It is based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same title. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Shot mostly within rural Otago, the film […]

Milan Kundera | Immortality

“Just imagine living in a world without mirrors. You’d dream about your face and imagine it as an outer reflection of what is inside you. And then, when you reached forty, someone put a mirror before you for the first time in your life. Imagine your fright! You’d see the face of a stranger. And […]

Igor Stravinsky | Le Sacre du Printemps

YARILA BY SERGEY GORODETSKY First to sharpen the ax-flint they bent, On the green they had gathered, unpent, They had gathered beneath the green tent. There where whitens a pale tree-trunk, naked, There where whitens a pale linden trunk. By the linden tree, by the young linden, By the linden tree, by the young linden, […]

Marianne Stokes

Painting : Madonna and Child, 1907–08 Text is taken from Wikepidia Marianne Stokes (née Preindlsberger; 1855–1927) was an Austrian painter. She settled in England after her marriage to Adrian Scott Stokes (1854–1935), the landscape painter, whom she had met in Pont-Aven. Stokes was considered one of the leading women artists in Victorian England. Preindlsberger was born in Graz, Styria. She first studied […]

Herk Harvey | Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962) is a strange, atmospheric and unforgettable low-budget horror film. Source A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels […]

Letters of Note | Love

As a continuity with last week’s post about the book Letters of Note, here is a much smaller book, without images this one, Letters of Note : Love, a collection of love letters compiled by Shaun Usher. “First published in 2020, Letters of Note: Love is a compulsive collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with […]

Else Lasker-Schüler | Your Diamond Dreams Cut Open My Arteries

THEN …Then came the night and brought your dream In the quiet blaze of stars. And the smiling day went marching by Where the wild, breathless roses are. I long now for a May of dreams, The moment when your love appears. I’d like to blaze upon your mouth A dream-time of a thousand years. […]

Heitor Villa-Lobos | Rudepoêma

“Artists live with God – but give their little finger to Satan. I sleep with the angels and dream of the devil.” – Villa-Lobos Rudepoêma is Heitor Villa-Lobos’s paramount masterpiece for solo piano, and one of the most impressive and difficult compositions in the entire piano literature. It was completed while Villa-Lobos was in Paris […]

Agnes Tait

I saw this painting (up here) online that completely mesmerized me : Bacchanalian Scene by Agnes Tait. I had never heard of this artist and decided to do a little research and present her here. Not much is to be found on the internet, as is often the case with women artists, the most information […]

Andrei Tarkovsky | Solaris

“When we love someone, who do we love? That person, or our idea of that person?” Roger Ebert Solaris is a 1972 Soviet science fiction art film based on Stanisław Lem’s 1961 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, and stars Donatas Banionis and Natalya Bondarchuk. The electronic music score was performed by Eduard Artemyev and features J.S. Bach chorale prelude for organ Ich […]

Letters of note

Letters of Note is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people, compiled by Shaun Usher. From Virginia Woolf’s heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth […]

Alejandra Pizarnik | Extracting the stone of madness

Painting by Hieronymus Bosch : The Extraction of the stone of Madness THE BIG WORDS [For Antonio Porchia] it is not yet now now is never it is not yet now now and forever is never SILENCES Death always at my side. I listen to what it says. And only hear myself. I ASK FOR […]

Odilon Redon | The temptation of Saint-Anthony

“true art lies in a reality that is felt.” Odilon Redon Odilon Redon (1840-1916), an individualist who believed in the superiority of the imagination over observation of nature, rejected the Realism and Impressionism of his contemporaries in favor of a more personal artistic vision. After a discouraging experience studying academic painting in Paris, he returned […]

Andrei Tarkovsky | Mirror

“when i sleep, i know no fear, no, trouble no bliss. blessing on him who invented sleep. the common coin that purchases all things, the balance that levels shepherd and king, fool and wise man. there is only one bad thing about sound sleep. they say it closely resembles death.” Mirror  is a 1975 art film directed by Andrei […]

Paul Celan | Death Fugue | Corona

in the dream we sleep, the mouth speaks true. Corona Autumn eats its leaf out of my hand: we are friends. We shell time from the nuts and teach it to walk: time returns to the shell. In the mirror is Sunday, in the dream we sleep, the mouth speaks true. My eye goes down […]

Leo Ornstein | Poems of 1917

« I stood high upon the agony of the living and looked upon men, upon the pity of men who had love and who cast love away. This year, I was a man and looked about me. And I saw my brothers and my sisters, they who in all the common blackness of their lot […]

Jean Cocteau | Orpheus

“Mirrors are the doors through which Death comes; look long enough in a mirror and you will see Death at work.” Orpheus a 1950 French film directed by Jean Cocteau and starring Jean Marais. It is the central part of Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930), Orpheus (1950), and Testament of Orpheus (1960). Over the course of thirty years, […]

Leo Tolstoy | War and Peace

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace I finished reading War and Peace today. I think I can affirm that it is the best novel I have yet read in my life. Definitely in my top 5… I am not sure what […]

Rainer Marie Rilke | Sonnets to Orpheus

1-5. Erect no monument. Allow the rose to unfurl each year on his behalf. For it’s Orpheus. His metamorphosis in this, in that. We needn’t bother with other names. Once and forever it’s Orpheus, when there’s song. He comes and goes. Isn’t it grace enough when now and then he stays on a few days, […]

Igor Stravinsky | Orpheus

“In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?” Igor Stravinsky Orpheus was the brain-child of Lincoln Kirstein who specifically wanted a companion-piece for Apollo to grace the second season of his new venture, Ballet Society. Stravinsky was not normally responsive to being told what sort of music […]

Orpheus and Eurydice in Art

“‘Where does our story take place, and when?’ asked Cocteau at the start of Orphée. ‘It’s the privilege of legends to be ageless. Comme il vous plaira. As you please.” Ann Wroe, Orpheus: The Song of Life (Painting : Edward John Poynter, Orpheus and Eurydice) In the upcoming weeks, I will be studying the myth of Orpheus […]

Ingmar Bergman | The Seventh Seal

“Faith is a torment, did you know that? It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.” The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish historical fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. It is considered a classic of world cinema, as well as one of the greatest […]

Charlie Porter | What Artists Wear

Our clothing is an unspoken language that tells stories of our selves. I am always interested in exploring artists environnement and work. I bought this book, What Artists Wear, thinking it could be a fun and new way of delving into the subject. “In What Artists Wear, style luminary Charlie Porter takes us on a journey […]

Ingeborg Bachmann | Dire l’obscur

“Et je ne t’appartiens pas.Tous deux à présent nous nous plaignons.” Dire l’obscur Comme Orphée je joue sur les cordes de la vie la mort et de la beauté de la terre et de tes yeux qui règnent sur le ciel je ne sais dire que de l’obscur. N’oublie pas que toi aussi, soudain, ce […]

Leopold Godowsky

« The piano as a medium for expression is a whole world by itself. No other instrument can fill or replace its own say in the world of emotion, sentiment, poetry, imagery and fancy » Leopold Godowsky was born in the village of Soshly near Vilna (then Russian Poland) on February 13, 1870, and died in New […]

Berenice Abbott

“The world doesn’t like independent woman, why, I don’t know, but I don’t care.” Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), born in Springfield, Ohio, American photographer, best known for her documentary images of New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Springfield, the young Abbott had a barber cut off the long, thick […]

Jean-Luc Godard | Pierrot le fou

“To be immortal and then die” Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard has always considered himself as much a critic as a filmmaker -indeed, the two functions are inseparable for him- and in both areas he has made it his mission to shake up established formulas as radically as possible. “We have to fight the audience,” he told […]

Fernando Pessoa | The Book of Disquiet

“I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life.”  The Book of Disquiet is a work by the Portuguese author and poet Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935). Published posthumously, The Book of Disquiet is a fragmentary lifetime project, left unedited by the author, who […]

Alejandra Pizarnik | A Musical Hell

“Greenish water on my face: I will drink from you until the night opens. No one can save me. I’m invisible even to myself.” 1. THE SHAPES OF A PREMONITION COLD IN HAND BLUES and what is it you’re going to say i’m just going to say something and what’s this you’re going to do […]

Isaac Albéniz | Iberia

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Isaac Albeniz Iberia is a collection of twelve independent works for piano solo by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). It was composed in London, paris, and Nice in the years 1905-1907. Iberia is considered not only its composer’s masterpiece, but also the “corner-stone, the Koran, of the modern Spanish […]

Ré Soupault

“Limitation makes the creative mind inventive.” Walter gropius While I was doing the reaserch for Tuesday’s post, about André Breton and Philippe Soupault’s “Les Champs Magnétiques”, I read that Soupault was married to an artist, now called Ré Soupault. I had never heard of her and she seemed to be quite interesting. Hence I decided […]

Alain Resnais | Hiroshima mon amour

“And then, one day, my love, you come out of eternity.” Hiroshima mon amour is a 1959 French New Wave romantic drama film directed by French film director Alain Resnais with a screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Resnais’ first feature-length work, the film is a co-production between France and Japan, and documents a series of intensely personal nonlinear conversations over a 36-hour long period between a […]

E. T. A. Hoffman | The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr

“There is nothing more marvelous or madder than real life.” E. T. A. Hoffmann Today I should be writing about James Joyce’s Ulysse as it is the author’s birthday but it is a book I have yet to read, I have it in my library, waiting for me to discover it’s treasures. I told myself […]

Breton/Soupault | Les Champs magnétiques

“Ecrivez vite sans sujet préconçu, assez vite pour ne pas retenir et ne pas être tenté de vous relire.” André Breton, Manifeste du surréalisme L’ÉTERNITÉ Ouverture des chagrins une deux une deux Ce sont les crapauds les drapeaux rouges La salive des fleurs L’électrolyse la belle aurore Ballon des fumées des faubourgs Les mottes de […]

Paul Hindemith | Symphony Mathis der Maler

“The dream was marvellous but the terror was great; we must treasure the dream whatever the terror; for the dream has shown that misery comes at last to the healthy man, the end of his life is sorrow.” The Epic of Gilgamesh Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) is among the most famous orchestral works […]

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Fernando Pessoa | The Book of Disquiet | Quote

“Moon of lost memories shining down on the dark landscape, bright in the stillness of my imperfect understanding. My being feels you vaguely, as if it were an invisible belt encircling you. I bend over your white face reflected in the nocturnal waters of my disquiet, but I will never know if you hang in […]

Gustav Klimt | Death and life

“Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life.” FREDERICH NIETZSCHE Death and life is an oil on canvas painting by Gustav Klimt. It is one of Klimt’s central works and is regarded as one of his greatest allegories, in which he used a bold composition to address […]

Sergei Parajanov | The Color of Pomegranates

“I am the man whose life and soul are torment” The Color of Pomegranates is a 1969 Soviet Armenian art film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov. The film is a breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema that tells of the life of 18th-century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat-Nova. Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with […]

Charlotte Salomon | Life? Or Theatre?

“And with dream awakened eyes she saw all the beauty around her, saw the sea, felt the sun, and knew she had to vanish for a while from the human surface and make every sacrifice in order to create her world anew out of the depths. And from that came Life or Theatre???” When German […]

Fernando Pessoa | I have more souls than one

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”  Pessoa as Ricardo reis : Crown Me with Roses Crown me with roses, Crown me really With roses Roses which burn out On a forehead burning So soon out! Crown me with roses And with fleeting leafage. That will do. (I2.6.14) The Roses of the Gardens […]

Richard Strauss | Metamorphosen

 « Rien ne se crée, rien ne se perd, tout se transforme. » (Lavoisier) Metamorphosen  is a composition by Richard Strauss for 23 solo strings : ten violins, five violas, five cellos, and three double basses, typically lasting 25 to 30 minutes. It was composed in the last days of WWII. Strauss saw the world he knew in ruins around him. Germany was occupied by […]

Gustav Klimt | Hope 1

As my studio work brings me to study the works of Gustav Klimt, I decided to talk about one of his paintings Hope 1 (Hoffnung 1), an oil painting created in 1903. Currently located in the National Gallery of Canada, the main subject of this work is a pregnant, nude female. She is holding her hands together above her stomach […]

Tolstoï | La guerre et la paix | Citation

Il fut long à se faire à l’idée qu’il était, lui, le type de ces chambellans de Moscou qu’il considérait avec tant de mépris sept ans auparavant. Parfois il se consolait en se disant que cette existence n’était que provisoire, qu’il la menait seulement en attendant; mais ensuite il songeait avec terreur au nombre de […]

Blood Simple

I read this article in Literary Hub about the Coen brothers film, The Tragedy of Macbeth. The article starts like this: In the flawless, stainless neo-noir Blood Simple, the 1984 directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen and the acting debut of Joel’s soon-to-be wife Frances McDormand, a character clandestinely commits a murder in the back […]

Michel Houellebecq | Depressive realism

I have never read Michel Houellebecq. He recently published a new novel, Anéantir, and around here it seems like it is the only thing everyone is talking about in literary circles. I decided to get a copy and read it for myself. I am not sure it is the right novel to start reading Houllebecq’s […]

La nuit | Paul Celan

LA NUIT, quand le pendule de l’amour balance entre Toujours et Jamais, ta parole vient rejoindre les lunes du cœur et ton œil bleu d’orage tend le ciel à la terre. D’un bois lointain, d’un bosquet noirci de rêve l’Expiré nous effleure et le Manqué hante l’espace, grand comme les spectres du futur. Ce qui […]

Scriabin | Piano Sonata No. 5

This past January 6 was the 150th anniversary of Alexandre Scriabin‘s birth. I discovered him with a Marc-André Hamelin album, featuring all the composer’s piano sonatas. Back then I was not accustomed to listening to classical music and it took me a while to get acquainted with these new sounds, they resonated at first like […]

In the mood for love

I watched Wong Par-Wai’s In the mood for love a couple of nights ago on the Criterion channel. The 2000 romantic-drama is a co-production between Hong Kong and France, it portrays a man (Tony Leung) and a woman (Maggie Cheung) whose spouses have an affair and who slowly develop feelings for each other. The film premiered […]

War and peace | Tolstoy

I am currently reading, among other things, Tolstoy’s “War and peace”. I am halfway through book two (of four). It is the first time I read Tolstoy (never read Anna Karenine!) and I am enjoying it a lot. The novel takes place during the Napoelonic wars in Russia and is a window showing how life […]

The Second Coming | H. B. Yeats

The Second Coming is a poem written by Irish poet W. B. Yeats in 1919, first printed in The Dial in November 1920, and afterwards included in his 1921 collection of verses Michael Robartes and the Dancer. The poem uses Christian imagery regarding the Apocalypse and Second Coming to allegorically describe the atmosphere of post-war Europe. It is considered a major work of modernist poetry and has been reprinted in several collections. The […]

Modus Operandi

I made an Instagram post yesterday explaining the reasons and motivations behind Le nouveau Zèbre. If you have not seen it, you can read it here. Now I have been thinking and this is how I’ll be organizing this magazine. On Mondays, I’ll publish a post concerning classical music. What I’m listening to, an album […]

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge | Photographs

I bought this beautiful book some time ago and it is definitely one of my favorites at the moment. The art project I am working on now brings me to paint 3 portraits “à la Klimt”, so I have been doing research on his painting technique, but also on his way of living and approaching […]

The Black Cat

Over the Christmas Holidays I watched a 1934 movie called the Black Cat by Edgar G. Ulmer. I had seen a couple of months before a short clip of the movie where I recognized Schumann’s Quintet second movement. Needless to say that my curiosity was triggered. The movie actually has a great soundtrack with pieces […]

Alejandra Pizarnik | Textes d’Ombre

(Extraits de “Les petits chants”) X celui qui m’aime éloigne mes doubles ouvre la nuit, mon corps, voir tes rêves mon soleil amour XI oh ces yeux que tu as ces yeux fulgurants XII corbeaux dans mon esprit au-dessus de son cher corps c’est le grand froid de la nuit le noir passion de nos […]

Florian Noack | Lyapunov | Douze études d’exécution transcendante

Florian Noack is a pianist born in 1990 in Belgium. In 2013 and 2014 he published two CDs featuring Lyapunov’s works. This new CD published in 2021 presents Lypaunov’s “douze études d’exécution transcendante”. Lyapunov is definitely a composer that we don’t hear a lot. His music is a real challenge for pianists, as it is […]

Prints for sale!

J’ai fait imprimer quelques collages que j’ai réalisés au cours de la dernière année et je suis très heureuse du résultat! Le papier -et l’impression- est vraiment magnifique! J’ai ajouté ces impressions à ma boutique pour ceux qui seraient intéressés à en acheter. J’en ferai assurément imprimer d’autres éventuellement, mais en attendant, vous pouvez visiter […]

Robert Schumann, folies et musique | Philippe André

J’ai commencé la lecture de cet essaie sur Robert Schumann écrit par Philippe André, un psychiatre et psychanalyste. L’ouvrage tente de déterminer quel rôle les tourments de la folie de Schumann ont joué dans son oeuvre musicale. Des documents psychiatriques privés ont été rendus public il y a quelques années et avec ces nouvelles informations, […]

Boulanger Trio | Teach me!

Listening this week in the studio to this great album by the Boulanger Trio called Teach me! I think the idea behind this album is to reveal how Nadia Boulanger excelled in her teachings by being able to let her composition students find their true voice. The album showcases works by Jean Françaix, Leonard Bernstein, […]

Carnaval | Work progression

I have not been able lately to pack in all the hours I wished I would in the studio. Nevertheless, my work has progressed a little. I always estimate it will take me less time to paint and once I am in the process, I am always surprised at how long it takes and how […]

André Breton | Nadja

« Qui suis-je? Si par exception je m’en rapportais à un adage : en effet pourquoi tout ne reviendrait-il pas à savoir qui je « hante »? Je dois avouer que ce dernier mot m’égare, tendant à établir entre certains êtres et moi des rapports plus singuliers, moins évitables, plus troublants que je ne pensais. […]

Cy Twombly

I purchased this beautiful book showcasing some of Cy Twombly’s work (paintings, photographs, sculptures…). Twombly moves me, in a poetic way. I am very sensible to the chaos he creates on his canvases, to the blurred settings of his photographs, not to mention that his subject of choice is very often the rose, and if […]

Carnaval | Work progression

I have started the paintings of Carnaval, my third movement. I have been working on the first painting which depicts a faceless woman in a dress from the baroque era. The clothing and fabric is a lot of work, since it is quite an elaborate drapé. Here are some pictures of the progression of the […]

Waves and ripples

Ripples are the instant effect of wind on water and they die down as quickly as they form, as the surface tension of the water dampens their efforts. If a wind blows steadily across a large enough patch of water for a few hours then the ripples become waves and these will not be dampened […]

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.  (…) With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, […]

Ghost life

“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam […]

Helene Grimaud | The Messenger

In my ears this week, Helene Grimaud’s new album : The Messenger. Hélène Grimaud has created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. “The album includes three works by Mozart: the unfinished Fantasia in D minor K 397, the famous Piano Concerto in D minor K 466, and the Fantasia in C minor K 475. […]

Even Because

Because it all just breaks apart, and the pieces scatter andrearrange without much fanfare or notice. Because you can’t and don’t remember the step that kicked updust and left this planet—you’d give up even more now. Because the body itself—the heart’s not dead but deeper, wrapped up in curtains, a different color,among the railings and […]

The theory of the tides

We at the height are ready to decline.There is a tide in the affairs of menWhich, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;Omitted, all the voyage of their lifeIs bound in shallows and in miseries.On such a full sea are we now afloat,And we must take the current when it serves,Or lose our ventures. […]

Comète et papillons

Behind this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr Creedy… and ideas are bulletproof. – Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Le langage des fleurs

Élévation Au-dessus des étangs, au-dessus des vallées,Des montagnes, des bois, des nuages, des mers,Par delà le soleil, par delà les éthers,Par delà les confins des sphères étoilées, Mon esprit, tu te meus avec agilité,Et, comme un bon nageur qui se pâme dans l’onde,Tu sillonnes gaiement l’immensité profondeAvec une indicible et mâle volupté. Envole-toi bien loin […]

La forêt dans la hache

On vient de mourir mais je suis vivant et cependant je n’ai plus d’âme. Je n’ai plus qu’un corps transparent à l’intérieur duquel des colombes transparentes se jettent sur un poignard transparent tenu par une main transparente. Je vois l’effort dans toute sa beauté, l’effort réel qui ne se chiffre par rien, peu avant la […]

The face which appears on the Orb of the Moon

With fire she shines all round, but in the midst More blue than black appears a maiden’s face And moisten’d cheeks, that blush to meet the gaze. – Plutarch, On the face which appears on the Orb of the Moon

The Moon and Roses

“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince “Si tu aimes une fleur qui se trouve dans une étoile, c’est doux, la nuit, de regarder le ciel. Toutes les étoiles sont fleuries…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le petit prince

Pan and the dream

I received my copy of Pan Magazine. Such a beautiful object! My work brings me now to study the notions of identity, doubles, masks and masquerades and so I find in there a lot of inspiration! This issue’s theme is in the realm of ghosts, but what are ghosts if not souls who lost their […]


Time is infinite, but the things in time, the concrete bodies, are finite. They may indeed disperse into the smallest particles; but these particles, the atoms, have their determinate numbers, and the numbers of the configurations which, all of themselves, are formed out of them is also determinate. Now, however long a time may pass, […]

Fernand Durepos

J’ai reçu hier trois ouvrages de poésie de Fernand Durepos que j’avais commandé il y a quelques semaines après avoir lu un poème recopié de lui quelque part. J’ai commencé à lire « Les abattoirs de la grâce » et je suis émue. Les images sont si puissantes dans certains textes, que je devais arrêter de lire […]

Mushroom Variations

John cage was an intense mushroom lover. All kinds of mushrooms. I bought “John Cage: A Mycological Foray: Variations on Mushrooms”, an absolutely beautiful book not long ago and could not be happier. Such a gorgeous and interesting object. John Cage’s life philosophy and thoughts are shared and weirdly are all linked to fungi. There […]

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Artiste multidisciplinaire avec une passion pour la musique classique, la littérature et la poésie. Ce blog présente mes recherches artistiques et les découvertes -toutes disciplines confondues- qui m’aident à la compréhension et à l’élaboration de mon projet artistique.

Multidisciplinary artist with a passion for classical music, literature and poetry. This blog showcases my art explorations and discoveries – all disciplines mixed – that help me elaborate and conceptualize my artistic project.

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