Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hermann Naumann...the Temptation of St Anthony...

Illustration for The Temptation of St. Anthony 1965

"O bliss! bliss! I have seen the birth of life; I have seen the
beginning of motion. The blood beats so strongly in my veins that it
seems about to burst them. I feel a longing to fly, to swim, to bark, to
bellow, to howl. I would like to have wings, a tortoise-shell, a rind,
to blow out smoke, to wear a trunk, to twist my body, to spread myself
everywhere, to be in everything, to emanate with odours, to grow like
plants, to flow like water, to vibrate like sound, to shine like light,
to be outlined on every form, to penetrate every atom, to descend to the
very depths of matter--to be matter!"
The Temptation of St. Anthony or A Revelation of the Soul 
 Gustave Flaubert

1 comment:

  1. Hi dolorosa. I just searched this print maker's image on google and found this on here. dont worry I wont stole from you. I use another image of him. but this is very nice image remember I always adore your taste!

    Takeo xxxx