Perro Semihundido – Half-buried Dog – A beloved work by Francisco de Goya (seen from beyond…)

Half-buried Dog (Perro Semi-hundido, in Spanish) is one of the names usually given to this painting by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. It shows the head of a small dog looking upwards to something invisible to the viewer. The dog itself is quite lost in the vastness of the rest of the image, which is […]… Continue reading Perro Semihundido – Half-buried Dog – A beloved work by Francisco de Goya (seen from beyond…)

Xan mo ilo! – Eat my heart!

Xan mo ilo, kamlale! Pale si ma e zhivindi jag… These are Rromani words meaning “Eat my heart, my beloved ones! While I still keep the flame of life…” So why do I want my heart eaten?… How?… By whom?… To the first –rhetorical– question my answer is simple: because I need love now beyond… Continue reading Xan mo ilo! – Eat my heart!

Girl in Wasteland… – Another Delightful Illustration

“Better Tomorrow” by Yuumei Here down is another illustration by this great Chinese artist: Yuumei. I post it in vertical position for evident reasons of format: – –   Two enlarged partial views in their natural position 🙂 :   – – – (You may see and enjoy a previous post on Yuumei’s work HERE.)… Continue reading Girl in Wasteland… – Another Delightful Illustration

Girl in Wonderland – A Delightful Illustration

“Boundless” by Yuumei Just look at it and get stunned. It’s drawn by a Chinese person of great talent, and I’m lost for words to express my admiration toward her. (To see the image in full resolution —and it’s worth the time; it’s a must—, you may go here.) She explains about herself: “I grew… Continue reading Girl in Wonderland – A Delightful Illustration

Music for Ariel and Ada – with several linked memories

Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102,  by Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev When I and my daughter, Ada, discovered Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto, watching the movie Fantasia 2000 by Walt Disney, Ariel did know it already from years ago and had different versions of it in her CD collection -like… Continue reading Music for Ariel and Ada – with several linked memories