Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke

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

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro | vimeo -  website:  HERE

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

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The Enigma of Beauty

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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)

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From the website:  

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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)”

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In Order of Appearance:  

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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

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Fotini Hamidieli  HERE

Fotini Hamidieli  HERE

Fotini Hamidieli HERE
Fotini Hamidieli HERE
Fotini Hamidieli HERE

Fotini Hamidieli HERE

Hot Chocolate  :-/

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

Portrait De Jeune Fille, 1891
Juana Romani 
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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 

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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
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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

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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.”

High Bridge, 1910-30
Kobayashi Eijiro

High Bridge, 1910-30

Kobayashi Eijiro

Pagoda at Night, 1930
Kobayashi Eijiro

Pagoda at Night, 1930

Kobayashi Eijiro

Evening Cool on Sumida, 1910-30
Kobayashi Eijiro

Evening Cool on Sumida, 1910-30

Kobayashi Eijiro

Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa 1320, British Library
Pietro Vesconte 
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From Wiki:  ”Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310–1330) was a Genoese cartographer and geographer. A pioneer of the field of the portolan chart, he influenced Italian andCatalan mapmaking throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He appears to have been the first professional mapmaker to sign and date his works regularly.
Although Vesconte was born in Genoa, he produced much of his work in Venice. He was active between 1310 and 1330, producing numerous maps. His nautical charts are among the earliest to map the Mediterraean and Black Sea regions accurately. He also produced progressively more accurate depictions of the coastlines of northern Europe, in particular that of Britain and, to a lesser extent, Ireland.
Pietro Vesconte’s 1311 portolan chart of the east Mediterranean is the oldest signed and dated nautical chart that survives from the medieval period. He is also the author of at least four signed multi-sheet atlases (1313, 1318a, 1318b, c. 1321), where the various sheets can be combined into a single nautical chart. There is also an atlas (1321) and a solitary portolan chart (1327) signed by “Perrino Vesconte”, assumed to be either Pietro himself or possibly a younger relative member of his family using a diminutive form of ‘Pietro’. The image of a mapmaker at work, which appears in a Vesconte atlas of 1318, may depict the chartmaker himself.
Pietro Vesconti brought his experience as a maker of portolans to bear on the mappa mundi (circular world map) he produced, which introduced a previously unheard of accuracy to the genre. He provided a world map, nautical atlas, a map of the Holy Land and plan of Acre and Jerusalem for inclusion in Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum fidelium cruces, a work which aimed to encourage a new crusade. There are three known copies of Sanuto’s Liber (c. 1320–21, c. 1321, c. 1325) that include Vesconte’s maps, only the first of which is signed; the latter two are confidently assumed to have been done by him, or at least under his direction.”

Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa 1320, British Library

Pietro Vesconte 

See High-res

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From Wiki:  ”Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310–1330) was a Genoese cartographer and geographer. A pioneer of the field of the portolan chart, he influenced Italian andCatalan mapmaking throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He appears to have been the first professional mapmaker to sign and date his works regularly.

Although Vesconte was born in Genoa, he produced much of his work in Venice. He was active between 1310 and 1330, producing numerous maps. His nautical charts are among the earliest to map the Mediterraean and Black Sea regions accurately. He also produced progressively more accurate depictions of the coastlines of northern Europe, in particular that of Britain and, to a lesser extent, Ireland.

Pietro Vesconte’s 1311 portolan chart of the east Mediterranean is the oldest signed and dated nautical chart that survives from the medieval period. He is also the author of at least four signed multi-sheet atlases (1313, 1318a, 1318b, c. 1321), where the various sheets can be combined into a single nautical chart. There is also an atlas (1321) and a solitary portolan chart (1327) signed by “Perrino Vesconte”, assumed to be either Pietro himself or possibly a younger relative member of his family using a diminutive form of ‘Pietro’. The image of a mapmaker at work, which appears in a Vesconte atlas of 1318, may depict the chartmaker himself.

Pietro Vesconti brought his experience as a maker of portolans to bear on the mappa mundi (circular world map) he produced, which introduced a previously unheard of accuracy to the genre. He provided a world map, nautical atlas, a map of the Holy Land and plan of Acre and Jerusalem for inclusion in Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum fidelium cruces, a work which aimed to encourage a new crusade. There are three known copies of Sanuto’s Liber (c. 1320–21, c. 1321, c. 1325) that include Vesconte’s maps, only the first of which is signed; the latter two are confidently assumed to have been done by him, or at least under his direction.”

The Buddha, 1905
Odilon Redon

The Buddha, 1905

Odilon Redon