All I want to do I provoke thought.
I deal primarily with mystery and in the presentation of mystery. If I
cast someone in plaster, it is the mystery of a human being that is
presented. If I put him next to an object, it also raises a question
about the nature of that object.
Even though the museums guarding their precious property fence everything off, in my own studio, I made them so you and I could walk in and around, and among these sculptures.
Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.
I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.
I paint things as they are. I don’t comment. I record.
Bonnat tells me, ‘Your painting isn’t bad, it is chic, but even so it isn’t bad, but your drawing is absolutely atrocious.’ So I must gather my courage and start once again…
Portrait de Vincent van Gogh. 1887
Moulin Rouge: La Goulue , 1891 (poster)
(born Mary Evans)
The 1800s….when writing was considered a man’s profession, not a woman’s.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.
To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
The Return (1940)
Perpetual Motion (1935)
Son Of Man (1964)
The Fire (1943)
Ceci n’est pas une pipe (1928-1929)
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
~ Robert Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 4, 1968)
Robert Kennedy predicted in 1968 that an African-American could be president in 40 years.
Barack Obama was that person.
On March 10th, 1968, Cesar Chavez breaks his 25-day fast by accepting bread from Senator Robert Kennedy, Delano, California.
March 10, 1968
Left to right: Helen Chavez, Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez
Photographer: Richard Darby
Doug Sahm of the Sir Douglas Quintet
from Texas, not the U.K with Bob Dylan