Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak

  “I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will haveContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak”

Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet

“Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it.  The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.” Gustave Courbet, (June 10, 1819 – December 31, 1877) French painter who led the realist movement in 19th-century FrenchContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet”