Friday — Verne Dawson

Friday, 2004 by Verne Dawson (b. 1961)

Nude with Loaves — Jean Hélion

Nude with Loaves 1952 by Jean H?lion 1904-1987

Nude with Loaves, 1952 by Jean Hélion (1904–1987)

Seated Nude: The Black Hat — Philip Wilson Steer

Seated Nude: The Black Hat c.1900 by Philip Wilson Steer 1860-1942

Seated Nude: The Black Hat, c. 1900 by Philip Wilson Steer (1860–1942)

Throughout the Neighborhood — Tia Peltz


Tia Peltz (1923-1999)

Nude — Gerhard Richter


Nude, 1967 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

The Soul of Wine — Carlos Schwabe


The Soul of Wine, 1900 by Carlos Schwabe (1866–1926)

Illustration for Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire.

“The Soul of Wine”


Charles Baudelaire

English translation by

William Aggeler

One night, the soul of wine was singing in the flask:
“O man, dear disinherited! to you I sing
This song full of light and of brotherhood
From my prison of glass with its scarlet wax seals.

I know the cost in pain, in sweat,
And in burning sunlight on the blazing hillside,
Of creating my life, of giving me a soul:
I shall not be ungrateful or malevolent,

For I feel a boundless joy when I flow
Down the throat of a man worn out by his labor;
His warm breast is a pleasant tomb
Where I’m much happier than in my cold cellar.

Do you hear the choruses resounding on Sunday
And the hopes that warble in my fluttering breast?
With sleeves rolled up, elbows on the table,
You will glorify me and be content;

I shall light up the eyes of your enraptured wife,
And give back to your son his strength and his color;
I shall be for that frail athlete of life
The oil that hardens a wrestler’s muscles.

Vegetal ambrosia, precious grain scattered
By the eternal Sower, I shall descend in you
So that from our love there will be born poetry,
Which will spring up toward God like a rare flower!”


Vortex — Sharon Sprung


Vortex, Sharon Sprung (b. 1953)

The Day I Quit — Susannah Martin


The Day I Quit, 2014 by Susannah Martin (b. 1964)

Ethel Ashton — Alice Neel

Ethel Ashton, 1930 by Alice Neel (1900–1984)

Helium — Susannah Martin


Helium, 2017 by Susannah Martin (b. 1964)

Candle Dancers — Emil Nolde


Candle Dancers, 1912 by Emil Nolde (1867-1956)

Hungry Little Things — Susannah Martin


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Hungry Little Things, 2015 by Susannah Martin (b. 1964)

Salon Dogs Meet the Death Worm —  Susannah Martin 


Salon Dogs Meet the Death Worm, 2015 by Susannah Martin (b. 1964)

Woman after Bath — Goyo Hashiguchi


Woman after Bath, 1920 by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)

Salomè — Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni

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Salomè, 1976 by Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni (1934-2000)

Susanna and the Elders — Thomas Hart Benton


Susanna and the Elders, 1938 by Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)

Voltage — Dorothea Tanning


Voltage, 1942 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)