“Every artist was first an amateur”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emil Nolde (German/Danish, 1867-1956), Rote Päonien (Sommerblumen) [Red Peonies (Summer Flowers)], c.1925-30. 
Watercolour on Japan paper, 19.5 x 14.5 cm.

Rodin Museum
Paris, France
Henry Scott Tuke (British, 1858-1929), Watching the Sea. 
Watercolour and pencil, 14 x 10 in.

When I am sad, I think of you as one thinks of the sun in winter; and when I am happy, I think of you as one thinks of shade on a sunny day.

 • Victor Hugo, French novelist (1802-1885)

“Creativity takes courage”

-Henri Matisse

Emil Nolde (German/Danish, 1867-1956), Segelboot (Hamburger Hafen) [Sailboat (Port of Hamburg)], 1910. 
Oil on canvas, 70 x 56.5 cm.
Ken Heyman. Leonard Bernstein after Philharmonic performance. New York, 1970
A generous selection of Georgian lover’s eye jewelry from Leslie Hindman’s December Important Jewelry sale. 
See more from the auction here: http://ift.tt/2gfvQbO
Rodin Museum
Paris, France
Marc Chagall – Untitled, 1958.
Natalia Osipova and Matthew Ball in Giselle. 
The Royal Ballet 
Photography: Rachel Hollings
Musée de Louvre (at Musée du Louvre)
Erich Heckel (German, 1883-1970), Blaue Iris [Blue Iris], 1908. Oil on canvas, 75 x 56 cm.

Rodin Museum
Paris, France
Robert Gober (American, b. 1954), Untitled (Red Shoe), 1990. 
Pigmented wax, 7.6 x 19.7 x 7 cm. Number 2/35.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

– Pablo Picasso

Claudio Bravo (Chilean, 1936-2011), Perro [Dog], 1968. Oil on canvas, 92 x 64.3 cm.

Rodin Museum
Paris, France
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

– Thomas Merton