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Pierre-Auguste Renoir towards the end of his life, when his hands were completely ruined by arthritis (which didn’t stop him from painting and smoking like a chimney, as this old film shows…)

Amadeo Modigliani in his atelier, Paris ca 1915 -by Paul Guillaume

Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908.

Japanese haiku poem by KAKINOMOTO no Hitomaro (662-710) 天の海に 雲の波立ち 月の船  星の林に 漕ぎ隠る見ゆ "On the Milky Way, clouds rippling / and a ship of moon / put out to sea of stars." (calligraphy by Gyosho Suzuki)