J. C. Bloem, Petra Else Jekel, Morton Rhue, Miklós Radnóti, Christopher Morley

 Bij 5 mei


Monument door Paul Elshout, Geertruidenberg


Na de bevrijding

Schoon en stralend is, gelijk toen, het voorjaar,
Koud des morgens, maar als de dagen verder
Opengaan, is de eeuwige lucht een wonder
Voor de geredden.

In ’t doorzichtig waas over al de brake
Landen ploegen weder trage paarden
Als altijd, wijl nog de nabije verten
Dreunen van oorlog.

Dit beleefd te hebben, dit heellijfs uit te
Mogen spreken, ieder ontwaken weer te
Weten: heen is, en nu voorgoed, de welhaast
Duldloze knechtschap –

Waard is het, vijf jaren gesmacht te hebben,
Nu opstandig, dan weer gelaten, en niet
Eén van de ongeborenen zal de vrijheid
Ooit zo beseffen.


J. C. Bloem
(10 mei 1887 – 10 augustus 1966)

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George Albert Aurier, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Richard Watson Dixon, Wouter Steyaert, Catullus

De Franse dichter, schilder en criticus George Albert Aurier werd geboren op 5 mei 1865 in Châteauroux (Indre Zie ook alle tags voor George Albert Aurier op dit blog.


Uit: The Isolated Ones: Vincent van Gogh (Les Isolés : Vincent van Gogh)

„Yet, this respect and his love for the reality of things does not suffice alone to explain or to characterize the profound, complex, and quite distinctive art of Vincent van Gogh. No doubt, like all the painters of his race, he is very conscious of material reality, of its importance and its beauty, but even more often, he considers this enchantress only as a sort of marvelous language destined to translate the Idea. He is, almost always, a Symbolist . . . who feels the continual need to clothe his ideas in precise, ponderable, tangible forms, in intensely sensual and material exteriors. In almost all his canvases, beneath this morphic exterior, beneath this flesh that is very much flesh, beneath this matter that is very much matter, there lies, for the spirit, that knows how to find it, a thought, an idea, and this Idea, the essential substratum of the work, is, at the same time, its efficient and final cause. As for the brilliant and radiant symphonies of colour and line, whatever may be their importance for the painter in his work they are simply expressive means, simply methods of symbolization. Indeed, if we refuse to acknowledge the existence of these idealistic tendencies beneath this naturalist art, a large part of the body of work that we are studying would remain utterly incomprehensible. How would we explain, for example, The Sower that august and disturbing sower, that rustic with his brutally brilliant forehead (bearing at times a distant resemblance to the artist himself), whose silhouette, gesture, and labour have always obsessed Vincent van Gogh, and whom he painted and repainted so often, sometimes beneath skies rubescent at sunset, sometimes amid the golden dust of blazing noons–how could we explain The Sower without considering that idée fixe. that haunts his brain about the necessary advent of a man, a messiah, sower of truth, who would regenerate the decrepitude of our art and perhaps our imbecile and industrialist society?“


George Albert Aurier (5 mei 1865 – 5 oktober 1892)

Vincent van Gogh, De zaaier

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