If one perceives of it all – the entire War or even life as a whole – as a scene in the theater of 'infinity', many things are much easier to bear.
~Max Beckmann, 1884–1950
I enjoyed spending a little time at the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) this week. While obviously I do like looking at art online, there is something special about being in the same room with a compelling painting. SLAM has "Stairway at Auvers" by Van Gogh, which fairly vibrates in person (link below).
I thought Max Beckmann's work was fascinating. His "Titanic" reminded me of refugees. There's a certain desperation that both groups have in common. I'm including another painting from SLAM below, and a bunch of links to other favorites that I saw there.
by Max Beckmann
by Pablo Picasso
Max Beckmann's Harbor of Genoa
Interior with Young Woman Tracing a Flower by Louise-Adéone Drölling
The Louvre, Morning, Sunlight by
by Paul Gauguin
Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion by John Martin
Singer with a White Plume
by Georges Rouault
Stairway at Auvers
by Vincent van Gogh