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UT PICTURA POESIS

Denis Forkas Kostromitin's inspiration corner

Denis Forkas Kostromitin - The Golden Thread (Duke of Athens and the Infamy of Crete). 2014

Denis Forkas Kostromitin - The Golden Thread (Duke of Athens and the Infamy of Crete). 2014

(Source: drakontomalloi)

Francisco de Goya - The Repentant St. Peter. 1820-24

Francisco de Goya - The Repentant St. Peter. 1820-24

William Blake - The Head of the Ghost of a Flea. 1819

William Blake - The Head of the Ghost of a Flea. 1819

The dynamic principle of fantasy is play, a characteristic also of the child, and as such it appears inconsistent with the principle of serious work. But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. It is therefore short-sighted to treat fantasy, on account of its risky or unacceptable nature, as a thing of little worth. It must not be forgotten that it is just in the imagination that a man’s highest value may lie.

—Carl Gustav Jung

virtual-artifacts:

Shaman’s Amulet. Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia, around 1840. The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

virtual-artifacts:

Shaman’s Amulet. Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia, around 1840. The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

Li Tang - Wind in Pines Among a Myriad Valleys. 1124

Li Tang - Wind in Pines Among a Myriad Valleys. 1124

Léon Bakst - Costume design for dancer Ida Rubinstein in the leading male role in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Le Marthyre de Saint Sébastien. 1912

Léon Bakst - Costume design for dancer Ida Rubinstein in the leading male role in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Le Marthyre de Saint Sébastien. 1912

Gianlorenzo Bernini - David with the Head of Goliath. 1625

Gianlorenzo Bernini - David with the Head of Goliath. 1625

Li Di - Shrike on a Winter Tree. 1187

Li Di - Shrike on a Winter Tree. 1187

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