Friday, 26 September 2014

Moving towards a Ghost

"What would we be without the succor of what does not exist? (…) The myths are the souls of our actions and of our loves. We may only act while moving towards a ghost. We may only love what we have created.”
Paul Valery, Petite lettre sur les mythes, 1928

Attributed to Michelangelo - Detail from the 
unfinished Manchester Madonna - ca. 1497

Henri Matisse - Blue Nude IV - 1952

Theo van Doesburg - Archer (design for poster) - 1919