Monday, February 22, 2010

Vous êtes en moi comme une hantise (You are obsessively part of me)

"We both probably failed to realise a crucial point: everything that was happening was for both of us but the prehistory of our lives – of his very short life, of my long life. Art had not yet ignited our passions, its all-consuming fire had not yet transformed us; it must have been the light and airy hour of dawn. But the future, which announces its coming long before it arrives, was knocking at the window. It lurked behind the lanterns, invaded our dreams and took on the frightening form of Baudelaire’s Paris which lay in wait somewhere in the vicinity. "

Anna Akhmatova on Modigliani from here.
Modigliani drawing of Akhmatova from there too.

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