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Had a bit of a Blade Runner moment yesterday.
Willy Kriegel, Piece of Forest, 1930s. Germany. Via Schmidt Auktionen
The ruins of Dunluce Castle in Ireland. This ruin is thought to be the inspiration for the C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia Cair Paravel. Source.
Imagine if you could see the pen Beethoven used to write his Symphony No. 5. Or the chisel Michelangelo used to sculpt his David. Art lovers find endless fascination in the materials of artists — a pen, a brush, even a rag can become sacred objects, humanizing a work of art.
And now, at Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art, visitors can see some of the materials that impressionist Mary Cassatt once used — three well-loved, large wooden boxes of pastels from distinguished Paris art supply stores. Each box is filled with stubby pieces of pastels, some worn down to half an inch, others almost untouched.
Photo credit: National Gallery of Art
Happy 90th Birthday Lauren Bacall!!!
(September 16th, 1924 -
August 12th, 2014)
"Her life speaks for itself…she lived a wonderful life, a magical life."