Nane tsoxa – I’ve no skirt

[First posted in November 29th, 2016. Reblogged now, out of nostalgia, after listening to this music again. To the few who still follow this blog and were not here back then, in 2016, I just recommend to enjoy the nerve of the music, the spell of the Rromani language, the flare of a person now… Continue reading Nane tsoxa – I’ve no skirt

The previous ‘Morning After’, by Alyssa Monks

[This post on contemporary American painting is a direct follow-up of another one on this same blog: A Painting with Soul: ‘Morning After II’ by Alyssa Monks.] The oil below was painted ten years before the other, and does not seem as accomplished to my eyes; neither technically nor aesthetically (but is still very good!). The… Continue reading The previous ‘Morning After’, by Alyssa Monks

Where Angels Go

Today, now, is Christmas Eve and I feel the need to recall my sister (not that I do not recall her every day, but today is special) and also make a post for her, on her own blog. So here you are, my dear; some edited pics according to your taste…: and there you go… Continue reading Where Angels Go

Archangels, still… And some imposing Seraphim from Late Romanesque

“Ecce ego mitto angelum meum ante faciem tuam” (Marcus, 1: 2) [“Behold, I send my messenger before thy face”] There are some splendid representations of angels from different orders in the presbyterium area of the Norman Cathedral-Basilica in Cefalù, Sicily (Duomo di Cefalù). They were made in mid-12th century by unknown masters in the technique of… Continue reading Archangels, still… And some imposing Seraphim from Late Romanesque

Post in Celebration: Some strayed “Music for Ariel” – From great joy to greater sorrow

Yesterday I realized that this blog was started by my late sister in November 2015 (two years, and a bit more than a week, ago). I missed the congratulation badge sent here from WordPress:   To celebrate it, I will rely on coincidence (a post on Peter Greenaway by an Irish acquaintance of mine), on… Continue reading Post in Celebration: Some strayed “Music for Ariel” – From great joy to greater sorrow

‘Swept Away’ and other recent Illustrations by Inslee Fariss

[Post originaly published on INVISIBLE FORMS, with minor changes and without a final  illustration added now] – “Swept away”, by Inslee Fariss (2017) [look below], makes me think a lot of my sister, who was also daring and silly enough to wear a short raincoat like this, with bare legs to the top like this, under the heaviest storm. No matter… Continue reading ‘Swept Away’ and other recent Illustrations by Inslee Fariss

Life as a Transsexual in Barcelona

“Barcelona is a liberal city with a vast community of gays, transgenders and transsexuals. It is a colorful microcosm in which it’s easy to lose oneself”, writes Paola de Grenet at the beginning of her excellent portofolio Life as a Transsexual. I will add that it is a microcosm to which is also easy to… Continue reading Life as a Transsexual in Barcelona

Many Views of a Few Lighthouses – Edward Hopper (VII)

– One of the favourite and most appreciated motives of Ed Hopper were lighthouses; he painted them with delight, insistence and a deep empathy toward their look, their function and their isolation, to the point that, after her wife Josephine and plain houses, these buildings were his most depicted “models”. Surely because he identified with […]… Continue reading Many Views of a Few Lighthouses – Edward Hopper (VII)

A Pictorial Tribute (II) – Delvaux’s ‘Ari’ better explained and illustrated

Originally posted on INVISIBLE FORMS:
In a post here, and also in my sister’s blog, from past January 18th:  «A Pictorial Tribute – Delvaux’s “Ari”, and a sort of family portrait» , I commented on the resemblace between the young woman in red depicted by Paul Delvaux in “Rosine” (oil on canvas from 1968) and my…