Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Eleonora Gonzaga , Raffaello


Eleonora Gonzaga , Raffaello

Michelangelo Buonarroti(1475-1564)Crepusculo(sculpture), Marmo, 1524-1531155×170cm, Sagrestia Nuova, Florence


Michelangelo Buonarroti(1475-1564)

Crepusculo(sculpture), Marmo, 1524-1531

155×170cm, Sagrestia Nuova,Florence

Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr) ( American, b. 1955): Colors of Summer, 1985


Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr) ( American, b. 1955): Colors of Summer, 1985

Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr) ( American, b. 1955): Colors of Summer, 1985

Spray enamel and acrylic on canvas, 188 x 188 cm (74 x 74 inches). Private Collection. © Futura 2000. This artwork or photo is posted in accordance with fair use principles.

#IRequireArt @irequireart #art #Futura2000

Exhibition: “Kandinsky Was My Roommate”// March 11 – April 15, 2017 

ArtCan Gallery, Montpellier France

Infant and young girl, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. 1905. Photo by Edward H. Latham. Source – University of Washington Libraries.


Infant and young girl, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. 1905. Photo by Edward H. Latham. Source – University of Washington Libraries.

Felice mercoledì e benvenuto, Marzo! 


Felice mercoledì e benvenuto, Marzo!

Watch “Ludovico Einaudi – Divenire” on YouTube


Transfăgărăşeanul 


Transfăgărăşeanul

My Duck today 


My Duck today

Hopi mother and daughter. Arizona. ca.1900. Photo by C.C. Pierce. Source – University of Southern California Libraries.


Hopi mother and daughter. Arizona. ca.1900. Photo by C.C. Pierce. Source – University of Southern California Libraries.

MICHELANGELO BuonarrotiMadonna and Child (1501-05)


MICHELANGELO Buonarroti

(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Madonna and Child (1501-05)

Marble, height 128 cm (including base)

O.L. Vrouwekerk, Bruges

In this group Michelangelo, deliberately harking back to the hieratic forms of Byzantine and medieval iconography, represents the Child standing between his mother’s knees and enveloped in her robe. This work, just under life-size and highly finished with the same care and refinement as the Pietà, was sold to a Flemish merchant and shipped to Flanders soon after it was finished.

BBC News: Palmyra: Syrian forces advance against IS 


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Palmyra: Syrian forces advance against 

EXERPTS:  

IS held the ruins and the nearby city, known locally as Tadmur, for 10 months after seizing it for the first time in May 2015. It blew up temples, burial towers and the Arch of Triumph, believing shrines and statues to be idolatrous. They also destroyed the Temple of Bel the great sanctuary of the Palmyrene gods which had been one of the most important religious buildings of the 1st Century AD in the East.

BBC News: First evidence of life on Earth ‘found’


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

First evidence of life on Earth ‘found’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39117523

Watch “Romanasului ii place” on YouTube


Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. (Pope Francis)


Check out @Pontifex’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Pontifex/status/836916447234441216?s=09

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. (Pope Francis)

Cântec de primăvară, Ștefan Octavian Iosif 


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Cântec de primăvară, Ștefan Octavian Iosif


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Once upon a time….catch up with it!


Once upon a time….catch up with it!

Rachel , Artist: MichelangeloLocation: San Pietro in VincoliCreated: 1542–1545


Rachel 

Artist: Michelangelo

Location: San Pietro in Vincoli

Created: 1542–1545

Periods: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

The Rachel is a sculpture by Michelangelo of the Old Testament figure Rachel. Like the Leah, it was part of the final, 1542-45 design for the tomb of Pope Julius II in San Pietro in Vincoli, on which it still remains.

France 24 : Trump calls for ‘renewal of American spirit’ in maiden speech to Congress


Trump calls for ‘renewal of American spirit’ in maiden speech to Congress

President Donald Trump pledged a “renewal of the American spirit” Tuesday, as he tempered his most inflammatory rhetoric while fleshing out his nationalist agenda during a landmark speech to Congress.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170301-live-donald-trump-usa-set-outline-policy-goals-first-speech-congress-state-union

Transposing hardline campaign promises into a presidential key, Trump offered the most restrained and detailed explanation yet of his America-first world view.

He criticized threats against Jewish community centers and condemned the recent seemingly racially-motivated killing of an Indian immigrant, answering calls for him to speak out.

And although the 70-year-old president again promised a hard line on illegal immigration, he couched those policies in economic rather than xenophobic terms, winning sustained applause from the Republican dominated Congress.

Watch “Frail Love – Cloves” on YouTube


Shame on the politicians distroying our civilization!


Check out @V_of_Europe’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/V_of_Europe/status/836725904042831872?s=09

Watch Valentina Lisitsa: F. Schubert Sonata A major # 20 D.959 Valentina Lisitsa Another exceptional interpretation, from the unequaled Valentina Lisitsa


F. Schubert Sonata A major # 20 D.959 Valentina Lisitsa

Published on Jul 25, 2016

Does it seem to you that the world has gone mad? Wars, bombings, killings, hate….
I can offer but a little remedy, an escape rather. Music equivalent of “slow TV”, something created not to excite our over-driven nerves, but to soothe, to lull, to put in ultimate trance, to make the time stand still and the troubles of outside world fade away, if only for a few minutes.
Nobody has done it better than my beloved Franz Schubert.
There is a famous quip about two musicians arguing over the merits ( or weaknesses) of Schubert late piano sonatas, one describing the unusual time span of the pieces as “the heavenly lengths”, another – replying “they aren’t that heavenly, they are just plain LENGTHS”.
Yes, Schubert is unique in a sense that he’s dispensed not only with customary time restrains established by the need to keep the listener “interested”, but also with the medley of rather theatrical “action heroes” prerequisite for a virtuoso performer to feel adequate 🙂 His music is not about heroes and villains, gods and devils.
His music is about you and I, about regular people living their lives, loving, longing, suffering, dying….all without the world taking notice and without the headlines.That’s the real charm and beguiling spell of his music – this is about us, the regular human beings, whom he understood better than any other composer.
You might not be able to fully enjoy this piece from the first try, or if you have your thoughts wondering around, thinking of million little things, looking for easy gratification of virtuoso finger-work and thunderous chords.
You will enjoy it if you allow yourself to surrender to this music, to its flow, as slow, smooth and spellbinding neurasthenia waters of mythical river Lethe, the river of forgetfulness and oblivion.

“J’ai trop vu,
trop senti,
trop aimé dans ma vie;
Je viens chercher vivant le calme du Léthé.”

“I have seen too much,
felt too much,
loved too much in my life;

I come to seek, still living,
the calm of Lethe.”

A.de Lamartine

00:00 1. Allegro
17:17 2. Andantino
26:14 3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco più lento
31:20 4. Rondo: Allegretto – Presto.

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