philosophy - poetry - art
writer. artist & philosopher
ABOUT JEAN ARNO
Jean Arno is an influential artist from the artistic group, Astrée. Primarily known for his poetry and philosophical aphorisms, he defends the idea that man is, in essence, a creator. Shaping ‘the inextinguishable fire of life’ thus makes up the sacred mission of man, as a poet. He stands alongside those who continually battle against the invasive and deadly forces of contempt for the world and for life, and alongside those who put their creative forces to the service of the highest affirmation of life, those who believe that ‘the impossible can only ever occur by attempting it’.
Born in Paris, and raised in Bordeaux and Nice, South of France, Jean Arno's poetry is influenced by French classicism and ancient Greek philosophy. Growing up in the house of renowned professors, from young age Jean was surrounded by the greatest figures in the world's literature. Jean studied philosophy and literature at Stanford University, which allowed him to develop his own style over a decade.
With this new poetry book, Trophies, he is bringing back a sophisticated style and depth of the thought in form of short aphorisms.
'' THE POWERFUL POET
CHANGES THROUGH ALCHEMY,
THE PERFUMES OF LIFE
A selection of poetic aphorisms with philosophical wisdom and Orphic mysteries about life, love, existence, and beyond. The book represents a true intellectual experience that will transport you to a symbolic and mystical world where you will discover that "the highest truths are not given; they are conquered. The light they beam blinds those it does not guide".
COMING OUT SOON
Maxims & Reflections
Soliloquies are philosophical and poetic maxims and reflections* that can be related to the tradition of the great Latin and French moralists. "It is always the reader’s intelligence that is addressed by the author, especially when their ideas are embodied in the concise form of a maxim. Indeed, for those who strive to understand them, such aphorisms call for a sort of reconstructed reasoning - reasoning which always remains obscured". ».