Wednesday, April 18

the gentle vibration of things

  moeder met kind by Paula Modersohn-Becker

I must learn how to express the gentle vibration of things, their roughened textures, their intricacies . . . the strange quality of expectation that hovers over muted things; I must try to get hold of the great and simple beauty of all that. In general, I must strive for the utmost simplicity united with the most intimate power of observation.

-- Paula Modersohn-Becker The Letters and Journals
Translated by Arthur S. Wensinger and Carole Clew Hoey

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