The White Dory, 1895
Childe Hassam

See archive for more

The White Dory, 1895

Childe Hassam

See archive for more

The Kings at Home  

Read more:  HERE  TIme.com

.

Rare Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. at Home

Intimate photographs of the civil rights leader and his family.  More at TIme.com.  HERE 

.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

.

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968  

He was assassinated at the age of 39  

39

 

 

Malcolm Liepke
The color. 

Malcolm Liepke

The color. 

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

B E A U T Y - dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro | vimeo -  website:  HERE

.

Artemis:  Watch full screen.  :-/   Full screen. 

.

The Enigma of Beauty

.

Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,

And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;

Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,

And burn the long-lived phoenix in her blood;

(W. Shakespeare, Sonnet no. 19)

.

From the website:  

.

Over Beauty, there has always hung the cloud of destiny and all-devouring time.

Beauty has been invoked, re-figured and described since antiquity as a fleeting moment

of happiness and the inexhaustible fullness of life, doomed from the start to a redemptive yet tragic end.

In this interpretation by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, this beauty is brought back to the expressive force of gestures that he springs from the immobility of canvas, animating a sentiment lost to the fixedness masterpieces.

Its as though these images which the history of art has consigned to us as frozen movement can today come back to life thanks to the fire of digital invention.

A series of well selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated, (from the renaissance to the symbolism of the late 1800s, through Mannerism, Pastoralism, Romanticism and Neo-classicism) with the intention of retracing the sentiment beneath the veil of appearance.

An inspiration that returns to us the sense of one fallen, and the existential brevity that the author interprets as tragic dignity, with an unenchanted eye able to capture the profoundest sense of the image.

Beauty in this interpretation is the silent companion of Life , inexorably leading from the smile of the baby, through erotic ecstasies to the grimaces of pain that close a cycle destined to repeat ad infinitum.

They are, from the inception of a romantic sunrise in which big black birds fly to the final sunset beyond gothic ruins that complete the piece, a work of fleeting time.

Giuliano Corti

(english translation: Thomas McEvoy)”

.

In Order of Appearance:  

.

Asher Brown Durand - The Catskill Valley‬

Thomas Hill - Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Albert Bierstadt - Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Ivan Shishkin - Forest edge

James Sant - Frau und Tochter‬

William Adolphe Bouguereau - L’Innocence

William Adolphe Bouguereau - Song of the Angels

Ivan Shishkin - Bach im Birkenwald

William Adolphe Bouguereau - Le Baiser

Read More

Fotini Hamidieli  HERE

Fotini Hamidieli  HERE

Fotini Hamidieli HERE
Fotini Hamidieli HERE
Fotini Hamidieli HERE

Fotini Hamidieli HERE

Hot Chocolate  :-/

 :-/

Chocolat - Julliette Binoche (Vianne Sets up Shop) (via:  youtube | Windflower63)

Portrait De Jeune Fille, 1891
Juana Romani 
.
From Wiki:  ”Juana Romani (1869–1924) was an Italian painter, student and model of Ferdinand Roybet and Jean-Jacques Henner.
Romani was born in Casalvieri, near Rome in Italy, but moved with her family to France as a child.”

Portrait De Jeune Fille, 1891

Juana Romani 

.

From Wiki:  ”Juana Romani (1869–1924) was an Italian painter, student and model of Ferdinand Roybet and Jean-Jacques Henner.

Romani was born in Casalvieri, near Rome in Italy, but moved with her family to France as a child.”

Bella Donna
Juana Romani
.
From Wiki:  ”Juana Romani (1869–1924) was an Italian painter, student and model of Ferdinand Roybet and Jean-Jacques Henner.
Romani was born in Casalvieri, near Rome in Italy, but moved with her family to France as a child.”

Bella Donna

Juana Romani

.

From Wiki:  ”Juana Romani (1869–1924) was an Italian painter, student and model of Ferdinand Roybet and Jean-Jacques Henner.

Romani was born in Casalvieri, near Rome in Italy, but moved with her family to France as a child.”