I don’t know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody’s life; my life. All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die. - Blade Runner (1982)
Léon Bonvin, landscapes, 1859-1866. More: Walters Art Museum, USA.
"He had but the cold hours of the morning or the heavy hours of the night in which to draw and paint his water-colors" … Despite displaying great talent, Bonvin was largely unrecognized by his contemporaries. In 1866 he hanged himself at the age of 32, apparently due to financial difficulties. More: thewalters.org