“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced or seemed to face-the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”—The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
“If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again…”—Jeaniene Frost (via makelovetothemoon)
“Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.”—Plato (via l00kingwonderland)
This is one of my favourite paintings by Monet. It’s called “The Walk, Woman with a Parasol”
I love how he gives an ethereal aspect to the woman, almost as if she could disappear into thin air. The sky reminds me of Van Gogh’s paintings (Post-Impressionism), although I like better Impressionism.
Curious fact: The woman and the boy are Monet’s wife and son!
Hello! This blog will be my artsy corner in tumblr, where I’ll be able to have a nice archive related to paintings, photography, literature… and who knows what else.
I don’t pretend to have a great knowledge of art (just had a class of Art & Culture in high school a while ago), but I do love to learn, and this subject has been of my interest these last years. So if you have a recommendation, suggestion, ask… feel free to use the Ask Box.