Many interpretations of Titian’s c. 1560 painting, commonly known as Allegory of Prudence: EX PRÆTE/RITO // PRÆSENS PRVDEN/TER AGIT // NI FVTVRA / ACTIONĒ DE/TVRPET (“from the experience of the past, the present acts prudently, lest it spoil future actions”.)
The adventure of the Fugitive Stag and its many faces … “Personifying the faceless … giving flesh to the non-existent” … when I find that director and producer!
Oh, how desperately I want to live; Immortalize the real, Personify the faceless, Give flesh to the non-existent! Life’s crushing dream may smother me I may suffocate as I dream, - And yet a light-hearted youth, perhaps Will say of me in time to come: Let us forgive his gloom – could it be That it was really his secret drive? “He’s but a child of goodness and light He’s but freedom’s triumph!” (Aleksandr Bolk 05.02.1914)