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-As [[Montaigne]] reminds us at the end of the century, '[[Et les Roys et les philosophes fientent, et les dames aussi]] ... how were scatology and scatological +"[[Et les Roys et les philosophes fientent, et les dames aussi]]" is a phrase from [[Montaigne's Essays]][http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Essais/Livre_III/13].
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-[[Montaigne and Etienne de La Boétie]]+
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-"[[Happy are you, reader, if you do not belong to this sex to which all good is forbidden]]"+
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-[[Herbert Read]]'s ''[[The Meaning of Art]]'' see prev. post.+
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-From top to bottom+
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-*[[The Great Wave off Kanagawa]]+
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-*[[The Persistence of Memory]]+
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-:[[yareta]] plants possesses strangeness in beauty.+
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-In January 2008 I posted an entry on "ugly plants.[http://jahsonic.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/ugly-plants/]"+
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-Today, I buy [[Herbert Read]]'s ''[[The Meaning of Art]]''[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/pelican-books/183-1.jpg] (1968) and I find the quote [[There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion]] by [[Francis Bacon]].+
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-It comes from Bacon's very short aesthetics essay ''[[Of Beauty]]''[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Essays_%28Francis_Bacon%29/Of_Beauty].+
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-[[Poe]] was fond of quoting it and [[Baudelaire]] made it his own via Poe in the [[motto]] "[[le beau est toujours bizarre]]".+
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-[[RIP Corneille]], 88, [[Dutch artist]]. +
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-''[[Au sein du désert, il y a encore de la place pour les jeux]]'' (1949), [[Galerie Moderne]], was his [[most expensive artwork]].+
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-"[[Self-portrait in the Studio]]" at the [[Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando]] in [[Madrid]].+
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-[[Hvítserkur]] [[natural wonder]]+
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-[[History of the maja vestida and the maja desnuda (Spanish language text from Wikipedia)]]+
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"Et les Roys et les philosophes fientent, et les dames aussi" is a phrase from Montaigne's Essays[1].



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