I need to dig out my holiday photos from Palermo a few years ago, but here’s a cheat: web photos of the amazing Oratorio Di Santa Zita. Whipped cream a go-go.
Feathers, fur, jewels, clay, lace, brocade, wool.
Light and dark and mottled.
All photos February 2017 from the Burberry Maker’s House, a display of their new collection (a fantasy of capes and cloaks) amongst some of Henry Moore’s most luscious bronzes and a tempting array of fruits and cake.
Heard this guy singing this song this weekend. Bliss.
A megalithic tomb near Vordingborg by Johann Christian Dahl, 1824-5. More details, and a comparison with the equally interesting Peder Balke, on My Daily Art Display.
Stunning halo effect in this photo by Joachim Baldauf, which simultaneously references Frida Kahlo, the excesses of high Baroque Catholicism, fine lace and the mandala.
Image via Pinterest.
How phenomenonally beautiful is this idea & this photo from Karoline Hjorth and Riita Ikonen? Their Kickstarter page is here & I wish I’d seen it when it was open. Instead I’ll keep an eye out for their book.
The rhubarb camouflage made me laugh too – my dad has killed more rhubarb with his lawn mowing than a school kitchen’s worth of crumble, so this hideout would be perfect for him!
These are the White Helmets, civilian volunteers who enter bomb sites and collapsed homes in Syria to rescue the wounded. That they didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize saddened me, as it showed how manipulated the prize can be (no shock here, given the effective rigging of the literature awards in the 1920s) – but there is this campaign to donate the same amount they would have received under the prize.
Let me say again, these people are volunteers. No conscription or intervening NGO leads, directs or forces them to act. Their choices straddle the boundary of All Souls and All Saints feasts today.
Photo via http://www.peacetimes.news