The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
AP: Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.
The celestial spectacle, known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, was the second solar eclipse visible from northern Australia in six months. In November, a total solar eclipse plunged the country’s northeast into darkness, delighting astronomers and tourists who flocked to the region from across the globe to witness it.
Photo: Friday’s annular solar eclipse blazes like a ring of fire after sunrise, 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Newman, Australia. The “second sun” is a lens effect. (Nicole Hollenbeck via SpaceWeather.com)
One of the more spectacular and complicated oil pieces done by Max Ernst. This painting is full of characters from the upheaval of his personal life.
When escaping to U.S. from the Nazi’s he had left behind his lover, who suffered a mental breakdown after the separation. She found magical meaning behind horses thus Ernst painted the two horses as a way to capture his lover spirit.
« Forse dovrei confessarvi un piccolo segreto. Nel futuro nessuno vi ama. Questo periodo è visto come pieno di pecore pigre, egoiste, civicamente ignoranti. Forse dovreste preoccuparvi meno di me e più di questo. »