Eiffel (via: reykjavikboulevard.com)
|—||Walt Whitman, This is what you shall do… from the preface of Leaves of Grass|
3 Minute Figures- Watercolor
Each figure is from a 3 minute pose
Daffodils, Ming Dynasty
Qiu Ying 1494? – 1552
From Wiki: ”Qiu Ying (Chinese: 仇英; pinyin: Qiú Yīng; Wade–Giles: Ch’iu Ying; 1494? – 1552) was a Chinese painter who specialized in the gongbi brush technique.
Qiu Ying’s courtesy name was Shifu (实父), and his pseudonym was Shizhou (十洲). He was born to a peasant family in Taicang (太仓 - now JiangsuProvince) and studied painting under Zhou Chen in Suzhou. Though Suzhou’s Wu School encouraged painting in ink washes, Qiu Ying also painted in the green-and-blue style. He painted with the support of wealthy patrons, creating images of flowers, gardens, religious subjects, and landscapes in the fashions of the Ming Dynasty. He incorporated different techniques into his paintings, and acquired a few wealthy patrons. His talent and versatility allowed him to become regarded as one of the Four Masters of the Ming Dynasty.”
Girl with a Pearl Earring detail, 1665, Mauritshuis, The Hague
(Better image than the one previously posted)
My tastes are so diverse that it would be impossible to answer without forgoing one for another. :)
Have a great weekend. :)
Ave Maria, performed by Sarah Brightman (via: youtube | HQWulf)
Symphony: Live in Vienna
Recorded and filmed at Vienna’s Stephansdom Cathedral
O you tender ones, walk now and then
into the breath that blows coldly past,
Upon your cheeks let it tremble and part;
behind you it will tremble together again.
O you blessed ones, you who are whole,
you who seem the beginning of hearts,
bows for the arrows and arrows’ targets—
tear-bright, your lips more eternally smile.
Don’t be afraid to suffer; return
that heaviness to the earth’s own weight;
heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas.
Even the small trees you planted as children
have long since become too heavy; you could not
carry them now. But the winds…But the spaces….
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Sonnets To Orpheus: IV
Translaton: Stephen Mitchell
Image: 羽谧 by Iris Qoo via: darkula.tumblr
Madeleine Peyroux - La Javanaise (youtube | MrJafabag)
Merry Christmas to all …
Artemis: Obrigado luzfosca. :)