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My Inspiration for February 2023

28 Feb

This February I have had too many beautiful pictures to include! It was truly hard to decide which ones to include for this month’s aesthetics, but I made my choice in the end. This February I revisited Osamu Dazai’s novel “No Longer Human” and Sei Shonagon’s “The Pillow Book”, I enjoyed the poetry of Catullus, Khalil Gibran, erotic love poems of India, watched and enjoyed tremendously the film “Before Sunrise” (1995), Milan architecture and Stile Liberty, paintings of Galileo Chini, Vittorio Zecchin, Klimt and Carl Krenek, all things decorative and ornametal, Indian fashions and Indian love paintings of Krishna and Radha, paintings by Konstantin Somov, mostly his carnival scenes with Pierrot and Harlequin, all things about Venice, Singer Sargent’s watercolours of Venice, Paul Signac’s Pointilist Venetian scenes, Botticelli’s Venus and Laetitia Casta in Yves Saint Lauren’t spring-summer 1999 rose ensemble, Nick Cave, Klimt’s portrait of Emilie Floge, Japanese ceramics in florals and gold, Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet.

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, an wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.”
(Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

“So vanishes, so desolate
Youth leaves our mortal state.
The shadows disappear,
And the illusions dear;
And in the distance fading all, are seen
The hopes on which our suffering natures lean.”
(Leopardi, The Setting of the Moon)

Vogue Wedding Show 2018

Picture by Federico Berardi.

Sonam Kapoor – by Sheldon Santos

Yves Saint Laurent interviewed on Dim Dam Dom (1968)