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In anticipation of
Valentine’s Day...


The BEAUTY of ART________________. . . ! . . ._____________The ART of BEAUTY

“Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting...” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The artist is a sort of impassioned proofreader, blue-penciling the bad spelling of God.”
-H.L. Mencken


Love Letters!


There is nothing we read more closely
than a letter from the one we love.

What to say, what to say...
Getting the ball rolling, assuming it's a ballpoint quill <:-o
You might wonder:
“Why show so many different pictures of the same thing?”
The answer is in this point from French novelist Marcel Proust:
“Only through art can we move outside ourselves and see how someone else perceives the universe, which differs from our universe, and whose landscapes would otherwise remain as unknown to us as those that might exist on the moon. Thanks to Art, instead of seeing a single world--our world--we see the world multiply itself, giving us as many different worlds at our disposal as there are original artists, more different from each other than those that glide through infinity; and, many centuries after the hearth from which they emanated is extinguished, whether they are called Rembrandt or Vermeer, they still transmit to us their special and unique rays of light.”


__ It's almost as if he is there....__

There are, incidentally, very few depictions of MEN writing letters...

It makes you wonder how many of these were actual portraits,
or just purely from the imagination of the longing artist. ;-)
Ah yes, Modernity! So good to see you... (File Under: Sarcasm)


What am I looking at?


Some great points about artistic vision, specially “modernized” for the mouse-clicking generation:

Historically viewed, it has always been the role of Art to educate the very PERCEPTION of Beauty! -Emerson
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would f^ckin' CEASE to be an Artist, PERIOD. -Wilde
And SO, we have as many DIFFERENT WAYS to see the world as there are ORIGINAL ARTISTS!!! -Proust
We are IMMERSED in Beauty all the time, but our eyes don't got no clear VISION......know what I'm sayin? -Emerson
So in conclusion, the REAL journey of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing W/NEW EYEZ!!! -Proust

WHAT do these women do once they have sent their letter? It's like the Diana Ross song:
“Oo-oo-oo-oo, I'm missing uuuuu.....tell me why the road turns...? (“Missing You,” of course )
...the ennui sets in...
...but do not fret or fear or furrow your brow, for next week will be the lover's response!
In the meantime, hit the Play button in the lower left corner and check these lyrics!

Continue on to the Valentine's Gallery, Part 1!
~The Fashioniste!~