“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic – the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
— Charles de Lint
John Singer Sargent
Comtesse Consuelo Crespi by Henry Clarke, 1952
Grace Kelly on the day of her wedding, 19 April 1956
THINGS OF QUALITY HAVE NO FEAR OF TIME.
Chanel Haute Couture Details
Stéphane Rolland S/S 2019 Couture
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
— Dead Poets Society
Le Ballet (1891). Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Oil on cradled panel.
In Le Ballet four ballerinas are captured on point in brightly coloured garb.
Gliding in front of a painted backdrop with a landscape of rolling hills, the stage is separated from the viewer by the bulbous head of a cello.
In Degas’ earliest paintings of dance performances he often incorporated orchestral or audience elements.
This may be the last composition of dancers which includes components of the orchestra.
Musée du Louvre
Diego Rodriguez De Silva y Velázquez
(1599 – 1660)
Las Meninas (detail) 1656 – 1657,
Museo del Prado, Madrid
“In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Favorite Poems