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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude, [1918] 1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude, [1918] 1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles Burchfield, Journals, July 27, 1915

Monday, July 27, 2020

What I need most of all now is a period of complete solitude in which I can meditate at length – It is essential to my being – yet it is denied me – It is a growing belief with me that the artistic soul can be permanently warped by continued denials made it, of its most vital necessities – We give the tree air, light rain, and other nourishment, yet it is never night when it is dependent of these.

A calm violet-hazed day.

Liszt in a letter to Wagner:

“All is perishable, only God’s word remains forever, and God’s word is revealed in the creations of genius”

Music – music! I starve for it –

Charles E. Burchfield, July 27, 1915

 

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