'Poppies' - John Leslie Breck.
Interiør - Musikaften, Carl Vilhelm Holsøe
Anthonore Christensen (1849-1926) - Spring flowers, oil on canvas, 38 x 30,5 cm. 1922.
Martin Johnson Heade - “Blue Morpho Butterfly”
There is a form of envy of which I frequently have seen examples, in which an individual tries to obtain something by bullying. If, for instance, I enter a place where many are gathered, it often happens that one or another right away takes up arms against me by beginning to laugh; presumably he feels that he is being a tool of public opinion. But lo and behold, if I then make a casual remark to him, that same person becomes infinitely pliable and obliging. Essentially it shows that he regards me as something great, maybe even greater than I am: but if he can’t be admitted as a participant in my greatness, at least he will laugh at me. But as soon as he becomes a participant, as it were, he brags about my greatness.
That is what comes of living in a petty community.