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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.

‘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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