jeudi 22 juin 2017

Social acceptance, “being liked,” has so much power because it holds the feelings of loneliness at bay. A person is surrounded with comfortable warmth; he is merged in the group. He is reabsorbed–as though, in the extreme psychoanalytic symbol, he were to go back into the womb. He temporarily loses his loneliness; but it is at the price of giving up his existence as an identity in his own right.

Rollo May
Egon Schiele
André Martin 
Gamins de Paris, Paris   1955

Marc Riboud   
Paris  1968

mercredi 21 juin 2017

dimanche 18 juin 2017

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.

Rollo May
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. 
Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. 
You deserve delight.

Hannah Arendt

‘I’ is a verb, masquerading as a noun.

Julian Baggini

The End of Innocence
Sheldon Kopp

What is needed above all is an absolute skepticism toward all inherited concepts.

Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital): Lead Animator 
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer (NASA)

Gravitational waves are ‘ripples’ in the fabric of space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916 in his general theory of relativity. Einstein’s mathematics showed that massive accelerating objects (such as neutron stars or black holes orbiting each other) would disrupt space-time in such a way that ‘waves’ of distorted space would radiate from the source (like the movement of waves away from a stone thrown into a pond). 

samedi 17 juin 2017

Joseph Pignone
Radio-Craft magazine cover illustration, July, 1934
A blind flapper girl  holds a radio device that was created to guide the blind, 
heralding the new era of electronic machines.
Black in Deep Red

Grayson Perry
The Existential Void, 2012
How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?
Neil Young, New York, NY, 1970


vendredi 16 juin 2017

 Street corner at World’s End   London  
Inge Morath    1954

jeudi 15 juin 2017

Caution in handling generally accepted opinions that claim to explain whole trends of history is especially important for the historian of modern times, because the last century has produced an abundance of ideologies that pretend to be keys to history but are actually nothing but desperate efforts to escape responsibility.

Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

mardi 13 juin 2017