Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Alan Stivell on Celtic harp kick ass!
tri martolod festival des vieilles charrues
Favorite artists: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)
I discovered Botticelli’s art for the first time in a 9th grade art class with The Birth of Venus, I don’t remember what I thought when I saw it, I just remember knowing it was a famous work of art. I truly discovered him when I went to Florence for the first time and found myself literally surrounded by his major masterpieces. I don’t think I had ever felt so much because of art until then. I couldn’t get over how beautiful his art was. I still can’t, I’ll spend an insane amount of time in front of his paintings when ever I get the chance to see them. It just… everything is so graceful about them.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 RTW
“Renaissance”, Vlada Roslyakova by Pierluigi Maco
“It took no excessive sensitiveness to beauty to make me literally gasp at the strange, unearthly splendour of the alien, opulent phantasy that rested there on a purple velvet cushion. Even now I can hardly describe what I saw, though it was clearly enough a sort of tiara, as the description had said. It was tall in front, and with a very large and curiously irregular periphery, as if designed for a head of almost freakishly elliptical outline. The material seemed to be predominantly gold, though a weird lighter lustrousness hinted at some strange alloy with an equally beautiful and scarcely identifiable metal. Its condition was almost perfect, and one could have spent hours in studying the striking and puzzlingly untraditional designs - some simply geometrical, and some plainly marine - chased or moulded in high relief on its surface with a craftsmanship of incredible skill and grace.”
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
An illustration done for the HP Lovecraft Historical Society and their new production of The Shadow Over Innsmouth.
Vasily Surikov - Portrait of a young woman (1911)
CORY: Mr. Feeny, look. This show’s proving that we’re absorbing the right type of knowledge alright, I mean that’s why we’re the champions. classroom applauds.
FEENY: Champions of what, Mr. Matthews? Of a generation whose verbal and mathematical skills have sunk so low, when you have the highest level of technology at your fingertips? Gutenberg’s generation thirsted for a new book every six months! Your generation gets a new web page every six seconds! And how do you use this technology? To beat King Koopa! And save the princess. Shame on you. You deserve what you get. Bell rings. Sit down. Stay where you are. For the first time, I choose to walk out on you.
Princesse de Broglie by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (completed 1853).