Animation of Ravel’s Bolero
Directed by: Simon Brethé, 2005 Simon Brethé
2D Digital Animation
"Synopsis: An orchestra of musical notes that play the music of Bolero "Maurice Ravel". Unusual situations happeni as the music progresses."
:D Love Bolero and this is cute.
let it go - the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise - let it go it
was sworn to
let them go - the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers - you must let them go they
let all go - the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things - let all go
so comes love
Every day I discover
more and more
It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire
to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.
Image: Self Portrait in his Atelier, 1884
La pie (The Magpie),1868-69 Provenance, Musée d‘Orsay
Snow at Argenteuil, 1875, National Gallery London
Description from Wiki: ”Snow at Argenteuil (French: Rue sous la neige, Argenteuil) is an oil-on-canvas landscape painting from the Impressionist artist Claude Monet. It is the largest of no fewer than eighteen works Monet painted of his home commune of Argenteuil while it was under a blanket of snow during the winter of 1874-1875. This painting—number 352 in Wildenstein’s catalogue of the works of Monet—is the largest of the eighteen. The attention to detail evident in the smaller paintings is less evident in this larger picture. Instead, Monet has rendered large areas of the canvas in closely like tones and colours of blue and grey. The application of smaller strokes of greens, yellows, reds and darker blues breaks up these large expanses, and the almost choreographed dispersal of these various colours helps bind the picture together. Paint at the depicted road surface is thicker than elsewhere in the painting, and impasto is suggestive of the feel of disturbed snow.
Most of Monet’s Snow at Argenteuil pictures from the winter of 1874-1875 were painted from locations close to the house on the boulevard Saint-Denis (now number 21 boulevard Karl Marx) into which Monet and his family had just moved. This particular painting shows the boulevard Saint-Denis looking in the direction of the junction with the rue de la Voie-des-Bans, with the river Seine out of sight to the rear, and the local railway station behind Monet’s back as he painted.
In December 1879 the painting was acquired from Monet by Théodore Duret. Recalling a conversation with the artist Édouard Manet, Duret years later reported that, ‘One winter he [Manet] wanted to paint a snow scene. I had in my possession just such a piece from Monet. After seeing it, he said “It is perfect! I would not know how to do better”, whereupon he gave up painting snow.’[A] The picture was acquired from Duret by the art dealers Boussod, Valadon et Cie of Paris in 1892; then by Harris Whittemore of Naugatuck, Connecticut in 1893. Acquavella Galleries of New York acquired the painting in the early 1970s, and then it was purchased by Simon Sainsbury in or around 1973. It was bequeathed by him to the National Gallery, London, in 2006 and it has remained there since.”
Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter, 1875, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Maurice Ravel - Jeux d’eau
Original telecast July 31,1977 (via: youtube | Ranan Chan)
From Wiki: Jeux d’eau (pronounced: [ʒø do]) is a piece for solo piano by Maurice Ravel. The title is often translated as “Fountains”, “Water Games”, or “Playing water” (see Jeux d’eau, water features in gardens). At the time of writing Jeux d’eau, Ravel was a student of Gabriel Fauré, to whom the piece is dedicated. Pianist Ricardo Viñes was the first to publicly perform the work in 1902, although it had been privately performed for Les Apaches previously.
The piece was inspired by Franz Liszt’s piece Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este (from the 3ème année of his Années de pèlerinage), and Ravel explained its origins in this way:
"Jeux d’eau, appearing in 1901, is at the origin of the pianistic novelties which one would notice in my work. This piece, inspired by the noise of water and by the musical sounds which make one hear the sprays water, the cascades, and the brooks, is based on two motives in the manner of the movement of a sonata—without, however, subjecting itself to the classical tonal plan.”
Written on the manuscript by Ravel, and often included on published editions, is the text “Dieu fluvial riant de l’eau qui le chatouille…” a quote from Henri de Régnier’s Cité des eaux, which in English editions is sometimes translated to “River god laughing as the water tickles him…”.
Dashboard: click box below for video.
Claudio Arrau - Liszt Jeux d’ eau a la villa d’ Este
The Black Sea at Night, 1879
Stormy Seas off a Rocky Coast, 1855
Ivan Aivazovsky, 1817-1900
Artemis: I had these in draft and planned on posting others with them, but I didn’t have the time to get it all together. I’ll post the others soon. :)
Machines are for answers; humans are for questions. The world that Google is constructing—a world of cheap and free answers—having answers is not going to be very significant or important. Having a really great question will be where all the value is.
Machines are for answers; humans are for questions.
This is a key critique against the emerging machine age - which is featuring an almost total human capitulation in front of easy and immediate answers or solutions to shallow and badly formulated questions or problems!
Sometimes I long so much to do landscape, just as one would go for a long walk to refresh oneself, and in all of nature, in trees for instance, I see expression and a soul.
Vincent van Gogh, The Hague, to Theo van Gogh, December 10, 1882
Avenue with Flowering Chestnut Trees at Arles, 1889
Vincent van Gogh