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beard epicurus

the feet preserve their nails
but the noses have returned
to the grind,
below the throat of dome
pencils crushed to mosaic on the floor
pensive but not counting the days left-
this endless translation
of feeling to words to image to truth to play;
I’ve got a favorite seat in a museum
greek perfumes still cling to epicurus’ beard
the marble is still cool
like the pillow of the centuries,
melpomene turns with funky mullet –
somewhere I hear a trickle
as both stone and man
wait for the last crumb
and bone to rest
far beyond the tongue
of the sun.

 

 

 

Absurd Poetry

Photography: a view of Pergamon Museum Berlin, Germany

Impressive, monumental, Pergamonmuseum or Pergamon Museum, in Berlin has one of the finest colossal “debris” from the ancient civilizations of Greece, Assyria, Babylonia, and the Mesopotamian cultures.

Here’s a photographic visit to this famous museum.

Pergamon  or Pergamum Altar:

Miletus Market Gate

Babylonian Ishtar Gate and Hallway

Assyrian Gate Keeper and Wall Relief

The Return of the Gods (mostly Greek Mythology with the exception of Habad the Weather God)

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Famous and rare modern art paintings at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen-Denmark

The National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen (Denmark) has a very special collection of famous painters, such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Georges Braque and many others. Some of these works are classics of modern art while others are rare, seemingly paint sketches, of these great artists.

The museum itself is free, and has mostly European artists with an emphasis on Scandinavian painters. Modern art paintings are on the top floors of this Danish museum.


Edvard Munch, Death Struggle 1915
Norwegian Painter


Vilhelm Hammershoi, Seated Female Nude, 1889
Danish Painter


Peder Severin Kroyer, Boys Bathing at Skagen. Summer Evening, 1899
Danish Painter (Badende drenge en sommeraften ved Skagens strand)


Carl Bloch, Samson and the Philistine, 1863
Danish Painter (Samson hos filistrene)


Henri Matisse, Landscape near Collioure. Study for “The Joy of Life”, 1905
French Painter


Henri Matisse, Portrait of Madame Matisse. The Green Line, 1905
French Artist


Henri Matisse, Nude with a White Scarf, 1909
French Painter


Henri Matisse, Goldfish, 1912
French


Henri Matisse, Still Life with Nutcracker, Ca 1916
French


Henri Matisse, Young Woman Looking at the Sea, 1923
French


Henri Matisse, Pink Onions, 1906-1907
French


Henri Matisse, Odalisque with a Screen 1923
French


Henri Matisse, Odalisque, 1923
French


André Derain, Woman in a Chemise, 1906
French Painter and illustrator
Co-founder of Fauvism with Matisse


André Derain, The Church near Carrieres-sur-Seine, 1909
French


Georges Braque, The Harbour at l’Estaque
French Painter, renown for his work in Cubism along Picasso.


Georges Braque, The Metronome, 1909
French


Georges Braque, Trees at l’Estaque, 1908
French


Georges Braque, Melon, Fruits and Cup, 1925
French


Jean Metzinger, Woman with horse, 1912
French Painter, inspired by Fauvism and Impressionism but known for his Cubism.


Fernand Léger, Woman with Vase, 1924
French painter, sculptor, filmmaker


Asger Oluf Jorn, The wheel of life -January Picture from the Suite of Seasons, 1953
Danish Painter


Michael Kvium, The power of thought, 1991
Danish Painter


Pablo Picasso, Glass with Lemon Slice, 1913
Spanish Artist

Hope you enjoy all these modern art paintings, I will keep posting the best works of art from best museums around the world.

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