Inspirations, Far and Abroad

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

Musee des Beaux Arts
W. H. Auden

About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.



Ernst Fuchs


Maerten van HEEMSKERCK [Dutch Northern Renaissance Painter, 1498-1574] Crucifixion (detail) 1545-50

Maerton van Heemskerck


1990- Odyssey 11 Odysseus and Hermes with the shades of the dead



David Gremard Romero


George Mazilu


Charles Garabedian


Fred Stonehouse


LINK The Alchemy Website

claude verlindeClaude Verlinde

1994+ecce homo

Guillermo Pérez Villata

Ecce Homo


hiroshi hirakawa


 Jonathan Edward Guthmann


Sebald Beham, A Couple of Fools, 1540s, engraving, 3.6 x 5.2 cm, The British Museum,

Sebald Beham, Link:


Luca Signorelli

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