Edgar Degas The Ballet Class
Edgar Degas 'The Ballet Class'

 The Pope of Rome cures an orthodox believer*

Stanislav Bondarenko

Let Degas, Gaugain and Vincemt forgive me,
For having barely glanced at their masterpieces
In the fierce heat of '97 in the Musée d'Orsay -
I almost passed out before them, hiding my abscess,
Swollen jaw, my temperature forty degrees!


*part of the poem-clip 'A nocturnal conversation with Europe' (Kyiv 2012)

Paul Gauguin Arearea, also called Jokes1892
Paul Gauguin 'Arearea', also called Jokes1892

Vincent van Gogh Starry Night, La nuit etoilee, Sterrennacht boven de Rhone
Vincent van Gogh 'Starry Night', 'La nuit etoilee', 'Sterrennacht boven de Rhone'