'What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose-knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful, that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil compounds with the aloofness of a work of art. The main requisite, I think, on reading my old volumes, is not to play the part of a censor, but to write as the mood comes or of anything whatever; since I was curious to find how I went for things put in haphazard, and found the significance to lie where I never saw it at the time.'----- Virginia Woolf

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Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

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Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure). Méret Oppenheim.

Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure)Méret Oppenheim.

Ed Kienholz

Ed Kienholz

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Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare

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Suicide (Fallen Body), Death and Disaster series (1962–1967):, Warhol.

May 1947 issue of Life Magazine. It ran with the caption: “At the bottom of the Empire State Building the body of Evelyn McHale reposes calmly in gotesque bier, her falling body punched into the top of a car.”

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg

Francis Bacon. 

Francis Bacon. 

Lydia Lunch. 

Lydia Lunch. 

Lucien Freud

 
the most soothing and content expression 

Lucien Freud

 

the most soothing and content expression 

rain shadow  Andy Goldsworthy

rain shadow  Andy Goldsworthy

MIrcea Cantor. Shortcuts 2004

MIrcea Cantor. Shortcuts 2004

Kaaterskill Falls, Thomas Cole, 1828

Kaaterskill Falls, Thomas Cole, 1828

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer

George Grosz

George Grosz