Monthly Archives: July 2016

After title of the plays. The Love and the Death

Dear followers and friends, today here are some sketches, drawings, engravings, illustrations… (don’t matter how we could call them) made after title of plays: theatre, literature, movies, musicals, TV series, etc. The 8th picture is an sketch by Munch. Maybe someday I will classify each author with his most important topic, and Edvard had a life determined by deep feelings about the LOVE AND THE DEATH and this is obvious  if we realize the details on his works. So, this artist made some sketches like ‘Carrion’ (dead rotten flesh) after a poem by Baudelaire, that was really awesome. Definitely THE LOVE AND THE DEATH, and these extreme sensations when they are mixed achieve a deep passion.

So, about this thought, I just want to suggest a great song ‘My skin’, composed after a real narration of a woman that realizes that her couple can’t make love with her because she is dying.

'My skin' song(Album Ophelia) by Natalie MerchantAlso a dreadful and great film ‘Amour’ (maybe the best of my last ten years of cinema) about their late and deep love between an old couple.

'Amour' the film by Michael HanekeAnd finally about the 12th picture, the sketch by Blake, Quentin, I linked some frivolous but delicious pictures about a literature play fitted for TV ‘Brideshead Revisited’ (perhaps this language was promoted with the lushness of british works).

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Well folks, I admire your sensitivity that always you displayed like exquisite beholders. Thanks for your visit and enjoy!

Here are the sketches

By Petrov-Vodkin - Sketch for the play 'The Karamazov Brothers' wrote by Dostoevsky

By Petrov-Vodkin – Sketch for the play ‘The Karamazov Brothers’ wrote by Dostoyevski

By Daumier - Don Quixote and Sancho Panza trotting. The characters by Cervantes in 'El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha'

By Daumier – Don Quixote and Sancho Panza trotting. The characters by Cervantes in ‘El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha’

By Delacroix - Scene depicting the devil with Dante under the appeal of the alluring canto in his work 'The Divine Comedy'

By Delacroix – Scene depicting the devil with Dante under the appeal of the alluring canto in his work ‘The Divine Comedy’

By Matisse - Scene of Ulysses overcoming Polyphemus the cyclop, blinding the unique eye of the giant. Drawing from James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

By Matisse – Scene of Ulysses overcoming Polyphemus the cyclop, blinding the unique eye of the giant. Drawing from James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

By Quagli, Giuseppe - The cemetery where Don Juan hears the voice from beyond the grave. The Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni'

By Quagli, Giuseppe – The cemetery where Don Juan hears the voice from beyond the grave. The Mozart’s opera ‘Don Giovanni’

By Thomson, Hugh - Scene in a parlor. From 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen

By Thomson, Hugh – Scene in a parlor. From ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen

By Blake, William - Lear and Cordelia in prison. 'King Lear' by Shakespeare

By Blake, William – Lear and Cordelia in prison. ‘King Lear’ by Shakespeare

By Munch - A carrion. 'Une charogne' Sketch for 'Les Fleurs du Mal' by Charles Baudelaire

By Munch – A carrion. ‘Une charogne’ Sketch for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Charles Baudelaire

By Zichy, Mihály - Scene about 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare

By Zichy, Mihály – Scene about ‘Hamlet’ by Shakespeare

By Dalí - Don Quixote standing and Sancho riding his ass. 'El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha' by Cervantes

By Dalí – Don Quixote standing and Sancho riding his ass. ‘El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha’ by Cervantes

By Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich - Illustration for the ballet 'The Firebird' by Igor Stravinsky

By Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich – Illustration for the ballet ‘The Firebird’ by Igor Stravinsky

By Blake, Quentin - Aloysius, the teddy bear, observed by Sebastian and Charles. 'Brideshead Revisited' by Evelyn Waugh

By Blake, Quentin – Aloysius, the teddy bear, observed by Sebastian and Charles. ‘Brideshead Revisited’ by Evelyn Waugh

By Beardsley, Aubrey - The floral motif illustration for 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde

By Beardsley, Aubrey – The floral motif illustration for ‘Salome’ by Oscar Wilde

By Cardi, Ludovico - Lucifer. 'The Divine Comedy' by Dante Alighieri

By Cardi, Ludovico – Lucifer. ‘The Divine Comedy’ by Dante Alighieri

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Animals everything. Warning!

Dear followers and friends, I’ve never felt myself any special defensor of animals, but today I want to appeal your attention.
Please browse to the third picture, the simian of the drawing by Hendrick Goltzius tied with a chain at its neck, and now please look at the gaze of this creature and you will understand that it’s supplicating mercy from humans.
Let me suggest a book, and by the by, I think this had to be obligatory to discuss at the schools. This is ‘The Lives of Animals’  by J.M. Coetzee.
Coetzee’s work debates the establishing of morality and appeals to the ethics with a so interesting and amazing way, sometimes like a novel and sometimes  immersed in the world of philosophy.
The colorful and lovely first sketch by Franz Marc is dedicated to a very cherished friend of mine: Sara P. Lorenzo. An spanish psychologist woman and in this case another defensor of animals, particularly admirer of wolves. She always knows to teach something with her speciality. Here is the access to her blog:

SARA RETSara P. Lorenzo (Clinical Psychologist specialist in Psychopathology and Health)

Thanks so much for your visit, and enjoy the pictures!

By Marc, Franz - Abstract composition with two wolves

By Marc, Franz – Abstract composition with two wolves

By Crawhall, Joseph - Sketch of a stork

By Crawhall, Joseph – Sketch of a stork

By Goltzius, Hendrick - A seated monkey tied with a chain at its neck

By Goltzius, Hendrick – A seated monkey tied with a chain at its neck

By Van Gogh - Studies of flies

By Van Gogh – Studies of flies

By Klee - Fishes of the deep waters

By Klee – Fishes of the deep waters

By De’Grassi, Giovannino. 14th century - Some studies about leopards and other animals

By De’Grassi, Giovannino. 14th century – Some studies about leopards and other animals

By White, John - Study of a crab

By White, John – Study of a crab

By Delacroix - Head of a lion

By Delacroix – Head of a lion

By De Gheyn, the Younger, Jacques - A toad

By De Gheyn, the Younger, Jacques – A toad

By Hokkei, Tokiyuki - The snake and the gourds

By Hokkei, Tokiyuki – The snake and the gourds

By Tiepolo - A bunch of punchinello observing an elephant

By Tiepolo – A bunch of punchinello observing an elephant

By Warhol - The giant panda

By Warhol – The giant panda

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Saints’ day. Daniel, also Daniela, Daniella, Dan, Danny, Daniele, Dana and Danilo

Hi folks! As you know the legend about some religious characters explains some martyrdoms. The popular and wonderful ‘tale or history’ of this saint is that he was punished in a ditch with a bunch of lions and he survived without be injured by these animals. Thanks for your visit. Cheers!

By Goltzius, Hendrik - The prophet wearing a short dress and coat, in front a bunch of animals, and some cherubs among the clouds

By Goltzius, Hendrik – The prophet wearing a short dress and coat, in front a bunch of animals, and some cherubs among the clouds

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Definitely you’re excellent lovers of Art

Dear followers and friends, you have merited my true admiration!

ThousandThank you!

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Angels, putti and cherubs

By Redon, Odilon - The angel of the sword

By Redon, Odilon – The angel of the sword

By Bernini, Gian Lorenzo - Study for angel with a crown

By Bernini, Gian Lorenzo – Study for angel with a crown

By Dalí, Salvador - An angel between clouds

By Dalí, Salvador – An angel between clouds

By Bourdelle, Emile A. - A cherub pulling a wing of an angel

By Bourdelle, Emile A. – A cherub pulling a wing of an angel

By Passeri, Giuseppe - A praying angel

By Passeri, Giuseppe – A praying angel

By Tiepolo, G. B. - A putto that carries a woman embraced to an angel

By Tiepolo, G. B. – A putto that carries a woman embraced to an angel

By Reynolds, Joshua - A floating cherub holding a ribbon of a garment

By Reynolds, Joshua – A floating cherub holding a ribbon of a garment

By Della Porta, A. C. - Cupid on the lap of Diana hiding up the Love Arrow behind his body

By Della Porta, A. C. – Cupid on the lap of Diana hiding up the Love Arrow behind his body

By Chagall, Marc - Depiction of an angel holding a sword

By Chagall, Marc – Depiction of an angel holding a sword

By Carracci, Annibale - A floating chubby cherub

By Carracci, Annibale – A floating chubby cherub

By Barocci, Federico - A meeting of putti and angels over the clouds

By Barocci, Federico – A meeting of putti and angels over the clouds

By Burne Jones, Edward - Studies and sketches about wings of angels

By Burne Jones, Edward – Studies and sketches about wings of angels

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Leisha Evans – Reasons against weapons

By White, C. - Songs of Life

By White, C. – Songs of Life

July, 2016
Dear friends and followers, this post is a little tribute to a true heroine, between the racist events the last days in
U.S.A.

This big woman is Leisha Evans. Thanks for your courage. Let’s stop the racism!

Leisha Evans in front the police in Baton Rouge. Louisiana

Leisha Evans in front the police in Baton Rouge. Louisiana

HALT THE PARANOIACS!

After the Second World War, USA foreign policy has been promote armed conflicts worldwide. The list would be too long to remember all countries.

The high commands of that country speak of ‘allies’, but NATO is headed by generals of that nation, and those who say they have to be his friends, is demonstrably proven that had been spied upon by their distrust.

The allies are harmed by the desire of Washington, for what they call ‘security’ when actually the consequence of their
policy across the globe is the hate that they foment.

With a deep international economic crisis, also want to push us to increase military budgets of our countries, and also to send refugees from armed conflicts toward Europe. Those who never will reach Arkansas, Colorado, Virginia,Texas or any other state.

We must to stop the using of the allies, as shields. THE AMERICAN WARS ARE NOT OURS. That nation has been awaking enemies around the world, and the events demonstrate their old spirit like the gunmen of a western.

Someday their hegemony will end and we’re proud to have collaborated with our bit.

Although the media are dominated by them, at least we can denounce what they do.

We are protagonists of history. Courage!

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Hats and headdresses

Hi folks, it’s not necessary that I introduce you the hatter Mirna Morgan. Last January this blog inaugurated a section dedicated to hats and headdresses, as she suggested. So this is the second post of this artistical accessory and I want to express my gratitude for her idea.
Now is a true proud for me, so I’m sending a warm hug to Rio, to this cherished friend. Obrigado, Mirna!

Dear followers, I hope you will like it. Your delight is the goal of this site.
Thanks for your loyalty and have a nice day!

By Donovan, B. - A profile

By Donovan, B. – A profile

By Ingres - Dandy posing with a hat

By Ingres – Dandy posing with a hat

By Sommier, F. C. also known as Henry Somm - A girl wearing a canotier

By Sommier, F. C. also known as Henry Somm – A girl wearing a canotier

By Daumier - La vie des hommes (The lives of men)

By Daumier – La vie des hommes (The lives of men)

By Lacroix, Christian - Unknown title

By Lacroix, Christian – Unknown title

By Bunbury, Henry W. - The walker

By Bunbury, Henry W. – The walker

 

By Pinturier, Jacques - The blue snaky

By Pinturier, Jacques – The blue snaky

By Mucha, Alphonse - A floral headdress

By Mucha, Alphonse – A floral headdress

By Bretherton, C. - A profile of a design with feathers of 18th century

By Bretherton, C. – A profile of a design with feathers of 18th century

By Charlet, Frantz - Seaman

By Charlet, Frantz – Seaman

 

By Ohashi, M. - The white cloche

By Ohashi, M. – The white cloche

By Pisanello - Three kind of headdresses

By Pisanello – Three kind of headdresses

By Vertes, Marcel - The violet headdress

By Vertes, Marcel – The violet headdress

By Renefer, Raymond - Characters studies

By Renefer, Raymond – Characters studies

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