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Art of Quotation

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“I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.”

– Franz Schubert. composer (painting by Gustav Klimt)


See related Art of Quotation post: Gustav Klimt

This painting entitled “Schubert at the Piano” by Gustav Klimt (1899) was destroyed in World War II.

We can’t see Schubert at the Piano in any museum.  This and the other Klimt paintings collected by Lederer, were destroyed in 1945 when retreating Nazis set Schloss Immendorf on fire.  The paintings from the Lederer collection had been placed at the residence of Baron Rudolf Freudenthan, an officer in the Wehrmacht (German armed forces), for safekeeping in 1943.  O’Connor recounts that the Lederer Klimt collection of “as many as fourteen spectacular Klimt paintings” included Golden Apple Tree, Philosophy and Jurisprudence (which the Lederers had purchased when the University of Vienna rejected them), Girl Friends and Music II (“The precise number of paintings burned…

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►Greek Mythology: “Zeus and Callisto” / Poetry: “Poem Challenge”.-

A really great post and well presented.

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 "Jupiter and Callisto" by François Boucher. In this painting Jupiter (Zeus) takes the  form of Artemis/Diana 91759). “Jupiter and Callisto” by François Boucher. In this painting Jupiter (Zeus) takes the form of Artemis/Diana 91759).

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Callisto (also known as Parrhasia)  was a daughter of the Arkadian King Lykaon and a hunting companion of the goddess Artemis (Also known as Cynthia, roman equivalent: Diana).

Callisto’s themes are instinct and flexibility. Her symbols are a bear, a willow branch and the constellation Ursa Minor.

Callisto wanted to preserve her virginity for as long as she remained in the company of the Huntress- Goddess.

“Callisto once belonged to the sacred circle of Hamdryades and huntress Diana (Artemis). She touched the goddess’ bow : `This bow I touch,’ she cried, `Be a witness to my virginity.’ Cynthia (Artemis) praised her, and said : `Keep the pledge you vowed and you will be my companions’ princeps. [Ovid, “Fasti” 2. 155 ff. (Roman poetry C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.)].~

But later on, she was…

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