Ave Maria, performed by Sarah Brightman  (via: youtube | HQWulf)

Symphony: Live in Vienna

Recorded and filmed at Vienna’s Stephansdom Cathedral

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O you tender ones, walk now and theninto 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; returnthat heaviness to the earth’s own weight;heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas.Even the small trees you planted as childrenhave long since become too heavy; you could notcarry 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

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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….

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Rainer Maria Rilke, The Sonnets To Orpheus: IV

Translaton: Stephen Mitchell

Image:  羽谧 by Iris Qoo via:  darkula.tumblr

Christopher Peddecord  (via: ioooc.com)

Christopher Peddecord  (via: ioooc.com)

Madeleine Peyroux - La Javanaise  (youtube | MrJafabag)

La Marchand de Riz, Silk Painting
Nguyễn Phan Chánh
See archive for more Nguyễn Phan Chánh

La Marchand de Riz, Silk Painting

Nguyễn Phan Chánh

See archive for more Nguyễn Phan Chánh

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     Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday.  May the New Year bring peace, joy, hope and happiness.  :)  

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     Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday.  May the New Year bring peace, joy, hope and happiness.  :)  

luzfosca:

Edward Pfizenmaier
Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, 1954
Merry Christmas to all …

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Artemis: Obrigado luzfosca.  :)  

luzfosca:

Edward Pfizenmaier

Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, 1954

Merry Christmas to all …

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Artemis: Obrigado luzfosca.  :)  

luzfosca:
Jean Moral
Arabesques, 1932
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Artemis: Obrigado luzfosca.  :)  

luzfosca:

Jean Moral

Arabesques, 1932

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Artemis: Obrigado luzfosca.  :)  

Motion sculptures    on Vimeo

From Korb:  ”Motion sculptures for CCTV Documentary Channel is a digital metaphor of phenomenal blinks and moments that life consists of. In four Idents we follow a visual performance of organic and vital substance, animated using data of actors movements.

Idents visualize four different themes. To emphasize the emotion of each Ident, we have decided to use different textures of steel, wood and glass. Motion sculpture of steel reflects old Chinese adage that true power is mastering yourself. Youthful energy of dancers evolve into beautiful organic sculpture. Colorful happiness is the engine of father’s and his daughter’s joy. Two lovers visualize fragility and vitality of love in the last Ident.”

To: Blacksmith

A happy and healthy holiday to you and yours.  : )

Auguste Rodin examining an Egyptian statuette.  Photo:  Eugène Druet (via: agalmatal.com)
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Man’s naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.  
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~Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin examining an Egyptian statuette.  Photo:  Eugène Druet (via: agalmatal.com)

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Man’s naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.  

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~Auguste Rodin


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Torso Of Adele conceived in 1881-82
Auguste Rodin
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Torso of Adele is one of the few works other than portraits that Rodin named the model.  The Model was Adele Abruzzeti.  He used the sculpture for studies in the Gates of Hell and Eternal Spring. Above images: hayhill.com
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                                                              The Eternal Spring - Image: Karl Bodmer

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Torso Of Adele conceived in 1881-82

Auguste Rodin

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Torso of Adele is one of the few works other than portraits that Rodin named the model.  The Model was Adele Abruzzeti.  He used the sculpture for studies in the Gates of Hell and Eternal Spring. Above images: hayhill.com

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                                                              The Eternal Spring - Image: Karl Bodmer

Carl Sagan

Head of a Woman
Bernardino Luini

Head of a Woman

Bernardino Luini

September Moonrise, 1900
Childe Hassam
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September Moonrise, 1900

Childe Hassam

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