Extract from the Preface of the album -
Whenever man has ideals in his mind, he wants to make them manifest. What have been practically or sincerely manifested are traces in history; what have been fictitiously or even symbolically expressed are works of art. Poetry and painting are works of art and are able to manifest man’s ideals. Famous artists extract meanings from famous poems from time to time and express them in painting. In this way poetry is transformed into painting, and one form of beauty becomes two. The meanings of all the paintings by famous artists collected in this album have their origins in poetry, and this is why this album is so invaluable. The intentions of this album are represented to you in this Preface.