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"I demand [of my paintings] that they are related to experiences—I demand of them that they have the story ... so that they do stand of themselves as beautiful—forms—lines—and paint on beautiful paper or a canvas." 

- John Marin, 1952

The Bird, her punctual music brings
And lays it in its place—
Its place is in the Human Heart
And in the Heavenly Grace—
What respit from her thrilling toil
Did Beauty ever take—
But Work might be electric Rest
To those that Magic make— 


         - Emily Dickinson,

           three years before her death

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