The Melancholy of Departure

A Song of Despair

By Pablo Neruda

The memory of you emerges from the night around me.
The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea.

Deserted like the wharves at dawn.
It is the hour of departure, oh deserted one!

Cold flower heads are raining over my heart.
Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrecked.

In you the wars and the flights accumulated.
From you the wings of the song birds rose

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Vampire II. Edvard Munch.

Vampire II. Edvard Munch. 1895-1902.

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A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Earth:

Today the big adventure begins! Starting with Italy and Greece, eating good food, doing yoga, reading about Art.

Here are two cool videos from the start of the twentieth century by two pioneers of  special effects, the Cinemagicians Georges Méliès and Segundo de Chomón.

 

Le Voyage Dans la Lune. Georges Méliès. 1902.

Excursión en la Luna. Segundo de Chomón. 1908.


The Sleepy Drinker

The Sleepy Drinker by Pablo Picasso. 1902.

Part of Picasso’s Blue Period, the subject of this painting is a woman from a female prison in Paris where Picasso went to sketch in 1902.

Sleeping Drinker