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.
Also 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.
And 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).
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 Dostoyevski
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 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 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 Munch – A carrion. ‘Une charogne’ Sketch for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Charles Baudelaire
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 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 Beardsley, Aubrey – The floral motif illustration for ‘Salome’ by Oscar Wilde
By Cardi, Ludovico – Lucifer. ‘The Divine Comedy’ by Dante Alighieri