An Essay On Conversation: “They’re the strangest dreams,” she said distantly with one shoulder to the inside of the car door and her head against the glass. “They take place right now—in the now—but the things happening are distinctly how they would have gone maybe five years ago. Seven. People I know now—even you—look like you did half a decade ago yet you’re living the same lives you are now, in today’s era, only going about it the way you used to go about things, not the way things ARE now. You get what I’m saying?” She didn’t look directly at me, but she could tell I nodded. Lately I’ve been having those same dreams too, and the same things are going on; things about stuff that’s happened only lately, but it’s like we’re dealing with it five years ago. It’s hard to explain, you just have to be there. But it’s not like I can admit it to her I’m having the same dreams too, because she’ll only think I’m lying about it. She never believes a word I say.
- Jaret Ferratusco, Carol Atlantis, Parts 1 & 2.
Walter Sauer (Belgian, 1889 - 1927)
The Profile of veiled woman (Femme voilée de profil), N/D
'L'Espagnole', 1938 - Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
Andre Derain - The Girl Cutting Apple, 1938
Girl with a Candle (Self-portrait), 1911, private collection.
Zinaida Serebriakova was among the first female Russian painters of distinction. She belonged to the artistic Benois family. From her youth onwards she strove to express her love of the world and to show the beauty of the Russian land and its people.