Monday, November 17, 2008
1558, Queen Mary I, known as Bloody Mary for persecution of Protestants, died of influenza at the age of 42. Elizabeth I became Queen of England.
1917, Auguste Rodin, a great sculptor died...
He reportedly said:
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
Above Rodin's famous 'Citizens of Calais', 'Balzac' and 'Thinker'...