Inner Optics

This is not a blog...it's a visual dialogue.
As an artist, I always keep an eye out for images that are interesting and inspiring to me. INNER OPTICS is a place to store and spotlight the art, photography, poetry and music I find.

*“Nature is not something that can be seen by the eye alone- it lies also within the soul, in pictures seen by the inner eye…” Edvard Munch

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Albín Brunovský
Max Klinger- Portrait eines Jungen 1909
Max Klinger
Adriaen Brouwer The Drinker / The Bitter Draught c. 1635 - 38

Adriaen Brouwer
 The Drinker / The Bitter Draught c. 1635 - 38

Herbert James Draper


The Rose Of The World  by William Butler Yeats  
 WHO dreamed that beauty passes like a dream?For these red lips, with all their mournful pride,Mournful that no new wonder may betide,Troy passed away in one high funeral gleam,And Usna’s children died.We and the labouring world are passing by:Amid men’s souls, that waver and give placeLike the pale waters in their wintry race,Under the passing stars, foam of the sky,Lives on this lonely face.Bow down, archangels, in your dim abode:Before you were, or any hearts to beat,Weary and kind one lingered by His seat;He made the world to be a grassy roadBefore her wandering feet.

Herbert James Draper

The Rose Of The World  by William Butler Yeats  

 WHO dreamed that beauty passes like a dream?
For these red lips, with all their mournful pride,
Mournful that no new wonder may betide,
Troy passed away in one high funeral gleam,
And Usna’s children died.
We and the labouring world are passing by:
Amid men’s souls, that waver and give place
Like the pale waters in their wintry race,
Under the passing stars, foam of the sky,
Lives on this lonely face.
Bow down, archangels, in your dim abode:
Before you were, or any hearts to beat,
Weary and kind one lingered by His seat;
He made the world to be a grassy road
Before her wandering feet.

 Ezra Pound visits the gravesite of James Joyce.- Horst Trappe
1926. Lucia Joyce.- Berenice Abbott. (Lucia, who was diagnosed as schizophrenic by Jung)

1926. Lucia Joyce.- Berenice Abbott. (Lucia, who was diagnosed as schizophrenic by Jung)

james JOYCE

james JOYCE

Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf

Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

carlo mollino

carlo mollino

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Peter Arno - in studio with nude-STANLEY KUBRICK

Peter Arno - in studio with nude-STANLEY KUBRICK

STANLEY KUBRICK