THE GLASS IS OUT, HALLELUJAH!!! Now we can enjoy walking around Asheville! 😀 “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. [...] If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. [...] you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 2 Cor 12 — This passage has run through my mind a lot these past 2 days, as I hobbled around and my whole foot, then knee and hip... all began to suffer as the one tiny sliver of glass imbedded just below my pinky toe continued to cause pain. #thebody#theChurch#bearoneanothersburdens#allegory
/ Il bacio (The Kiss) is an 1859 painting by the Italian artist Francesco Hayez.
It is possibly his best known work. This painting conveys the main features of Italian Romanticism and has come to represent the spirit of the Risorgimento. It was commissioned by Alfonso Maria Visconti di Saliceto, who donated to the Pinacoteca di Brera after his death.
The painting represents a couple from the Middle Ages, embracing while they kiss each other. It is among the most passionate and intense representations of a kiss in the history of Western art. The girl leans backwards, while the man bends his left leg so as to support her, simultaneously placing a foot on the step next to him as though poised to go at any moment. The couple, though at the center of the painting, are not recognizable, as Hayez wanted the action of the kissing to be at the center of the composition. In the left part of the canvas shadowy forms lurk in the corner to give an impression of conspiracy and danger.
This painting has been regarded as a symbol of Italian Romanticism, of which it encompasses many features. On a more superficial level, the painting is the representation of a passionate kiss, which puts itself in accordance with the principles of Romanticism. Therefore, it emphasizes deep feelings rather than rational thought, and presents a reinterpretation and reevaluation of the Middle Ages in a patriotic and nostalgic tone.
On a deeper level, the painting aims to portray the spirit of the Risorgimento. The girl's pale blue dress signifies France, which in 1859 (the year of the painting's creation) made an alliance with the Kingdom of Piedmont and Sardinia, enabling the latter to unify the many states of the Italian peninsula into the new kingdom of Italy.
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Ilargi, Light of the Dead, Basque goddess of the moon. I'm posting another pic from the first set I posted on my blog for two reasons : I've added two pictures to it, check them on my blog; and then because my next post is going to present its second part: less divine but more natural and cultural (more rooted in the Basque culture _ which is not mine). The project and makeup are the work of @madmakeupmua
The pictures are by @jordanrise (who's currently looking for a flat in Montréal, btw, if you know some...)
The jewels arz by Markiz Créations
Quanta delicata eleganza in questa Sibilla dipinta da Baldassarre Franceschini (detto il Volterrano) tra il 1653 e il 1661. Si trova nella volta della Cappella Niccolini, dove l’artista, tra i protagonisti del Barocco italiano, ha raffigurato scenari ricchi di inusuali prospettive, gli stessi che per bellezza turbarono tanto Stendhal.
L'affascinante Sibilla diventa leggera ed eterea grazie al gioco artistico di contrasto con il fondo, lucente d'oro e dai nitidi dettagli. Così la figura sembra staccarsi dalla superficie: è viva, in movimento, e prende le distanze dallo spazio fisico "abitabile", abilmente creato dal'effetto degli stucchi a tromp-l'oeil.
Volterrano, Incoronazione delle Vergine, particolare
Photo credit: Dario Garofalo
How elegant and delicate is this sibyl painted by Baldassarre Franceschini (called Il Volterrano) between 1653 and 1661. You can find it in the vault of the Niccolini Chapel, where the artist, among the protagonists of the Italian Baroque, depicted extraordinary scenaries with unusual perspectives, the very same that so much upset Stendhal with their beauty.
The charming Sibyl becomes ethereal thanks to the artistic contrast with the golden and neatly detailed background. The figure seems detached from the surface: it’s alive, it moves and keeps a distance from the stuccoes skilfully created by the trompe-l'oeil technique.
Volterrano, detail of the Coronation of the Virgin
Photo credit: Dario Garofalo
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 🎀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE QUESTION: "Will there still be sugar after the Rebellion...and shall I still be allowed to wear ribbons in my mane?"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🎀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ THE ANSWER: Anne Patchet thinks Mollie wont surrender the pleasures of her individuality, even if those pleasures are the product of another kind of oppression. I agree but I also think she chose to be a slave on her own terms because this can feel like freedom. And although the feeling of freedom is not as good as the real thing, actual freedom can be daunting. I'm going to keep hiding my ribbon and sugar cubes for now or at least until I'm tired of my "freedom". But one of these days I will let that fat man rub my nose without having to lie about it. Plus, enslaving myself will for sure spare the heartbreak that is knocking at my doorstep. The heartbreak of the eventual betrayal from my own, from my kith, from...you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀. 🎀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #Mollie#ericarthurblair#animalfarm#allegory
Floral Bouquet by Jan van Huysum (1682-1749)
Jan van Huysum was one of the most celebrsted painters of floral stillifes of his time. He was a master of the so called Trompe-l'oeil, which means in his painting he reached such a precise amount of realistic detail that the viewer would be tricked into believing it was real (a good example would be a fly sitting on top of a petal). His florals are extremely delicate and he used a broad variety of flowers which symbolised both status and certain meanings. What is truly interesting however is the composition which can be seen in many of his works. If you look closely, you can determine a spiral or S-like shape in the way some florals are bound to the ground, already starting to decay whilst others still prosper and strive towards the light. This so called serpentine form or spiral is a typical motive for baroque art and goes hand in hand with the philosophy of the time that centers around vanity and embracing life in the remeberance of death. The arranfement of the florals therefore mirrors the cycle of life.