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Things We Cease To See. Notes On My Second Poetry Book (41)

'It is the function of art to renew our perception.
What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer
shakes up the familiar scenes, and, as if by magic, we see
a new meaning in it'

Anais Nin

Anais Nin ( 1931-1986) is a writer that I have always admired and felt that her creations, diaries and essays have shaped my taste for beauty and depth in the literature. Her sensitivity, deep insight and ability to write in a poetical and yet very disturbing way has always sparked my imagination.
When I have read her writings for the first time I knew her creations will stick with me
and I knew there will be many occasions in which I will return to these books.

Brothers In Arms or Brothers In Arts Seeking The Eternal Destiny?(40)

As a result of these disturbing events many of us don't know anymore how to keep up the good spirit and stay away from the all-pervasive negativity.But here is the is an important reminder. No matter how hard it all gets, we all have to keep going and not lose our hope for better days to come. Discovering new art seems like a perfect idea to put up with new days of social distancing and isolation.

‘Bathing In The Nature’s Atmosphere. From Japanease Wabi Sabi To Wildness of Artistic Expression ‘(39).

“I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil--to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society.”... Continue Reading →

To See Is Not To Speak. On Shifting The Attention From Words Into Silence.(38)

"Mind means words, self means silence. Mind is nothing but all the words that you have accumulated; silence is that which has always been with you, it is not an accumulation. That is the meaning of self: it is your... Continue Reading →

‘Art Of Holding Infinity In The Palms Of Your Hands’ (37.)

‘’There are worlds within worlds and times hidden within time vastly connected by the flowing matter under constant change and consistent  transition.’’ Saurabh Narang, Indian visual artist The night before Christmas I had the most incredible, fascinating and vivid dream. ... Continue Reading →

Art That Is A Clear Mirror Of Darkness.(37)

“I have a voice, too, and for good or evil mine is the speech that cannot be silenced.”  ― Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (C) JD Malat Gallery, London, 2018, 'Mirror Of Darkness'by Zumrutoglu I am sure that that many of... Continue Reading →

‘The Truth About The Modern Wanderer (36.)‘

  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust The summer 2018 is slowly coming to an end. As far as I am concerned, it’s been the hottest and the... Continue Reading →

‘Japanease Ideals Of Beauty Reflected In The Striking Art Of A Modern Master (35.)’

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”  Francis Bacon Would it make any sense to you, if I told you, that a collection of artworks could create a superior reality and become a source of sacred... Continue Reading →

Art Is Rage. Rage against the dying of the light.(34)

‘There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.’... Continue Reading →

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