Vincent van Gogh
"This painting comes from a series of 15 canvases that Vincent van Gogh dedicated to the subject of olive trees during his stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where he committed himself after suffering a series of breakdowns. When free to wander the countryside, he explored the region’s olive groves. “The murmur of an olive grove,” he wrote to his brother Theo, “has something very intimate, immensely old about it.” The artist’s animated brushwork and stylized passages of broken color suggest that he painted the scene directly from nature. They communicate the essence of olive trees with their twisting trunks and heavy canopy in the light of southern France."
It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing
can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world – Chaos Theory
A White Rose
by John Boyle O’Reilly
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
"Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book,
once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read." -- Saadi
“Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious
butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.” — Giorgio de Chirico
“The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle” — Janet S. Dickens
“The sky dreams of stars, the earth dreams of love.” — Mihai Eminescu