Ford Madox Brown; `Take your Son, Sir; 1851- 56.
"Take Your Son, Sir!" is an unfinished painting by Ford Madox Brown which depicts a woman showing her newborn son to its father. She is offering her baby towards the viewer of the painting, who is implicitly equated with the father - seen in the mirror behind, opening his arms to receive the baby. The mirror also forms a halo behind the mother’s head, and the pattern on the wallpaper suggests the starry heavens. Brown’s principal influence was Jan van Eyck’s painting the Arnolfini Marriage Portrait, recently acquired by the National Gallery. The mirror resembles the circular mirror in van Eyck’s painting, which reflects an image of the artist looking at the couple in the image.
The woman is wearing crinolines, which expand to cover the whole of the lower part of the painting. Brown has left this part incomplete, roughly squaring up and sketching the dress in outline. The title is written on the unfinished dress, underneath the child at the right. Brown’s own wife was pregnant whilst he was painting this picture and she gave birth to a son which they named Arthur. Arthur then died at just ten months old and it is considered Brown was unable to complete the painting through grief for his son, so he abandoned it.
There are two principal interpretations of the picture. Most critics see it as an image of a wife offering the child to her husband, an interpretation supported by the sacred symbolism and by the fact that Brown depicted his own wife and their new son. Some commentators, however, interpret it as more confrontational image, in which an abandoned mistress presents her baby to its father.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, scenic designs for Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute); The Hall of Stars in the Palace of the Queen of the Night [Königin der Nacht]; Entwurfzeichnung zum Bühnenbild, Berlin, c. 1816.
CUPHEAD [E3 2014]
Quite possibly the most visually interesting looking gaming shown so far today, Cuphead is a run-and-gun shooter with a 1930’s cartoon art style reminiscent of such classics as Felix the Cat, Popeye, and Betty Boop. The game is being developed by StudioMDHR for Xbox One and Steam. All the art is hand drawn, all the music is original jazz recordings, and it even has co-op.
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John Espinosa:The Electric Animal Sculptures
Los Angeles based artist John Espinosa works primarily in sculpture and installation. Much of his work often involves nature and animals in general. Thus it can be easy to tie his art to ideas of ecology and the environment. However, Espinosa’s artwork also really seems to be rather personal. In his artwork he is often concerned with ideas of knowledge and belief, but particularly the way in which they exist between people. Several of his sculptures depict animals joined by a jagged electric-like structure, as if communicating or interacting through it. At times the animals seem frightened or aggressive and other times as if in the middle of a trance. Yet they are all still joined, perhaps a reference to shared belief systems.
The Doors - The Unknown Soldier - Music Film (February, 1968)
Папа во время второй мировой войны благословил Муссолини, который был фашистом, на победу. Он молился Богу, чтобы тот сделал Бенито Муссолини победителем. Это странно, но архиепископ в Англии также молился тому же самому Богу — оба они были христианами, но Италия и Англия были в состоянии войны. Даже Адольф Гитлер был благословлен, и за него молились и католическая и протестантская церковь. Высшее духовенство молилось Богу, чтобы он стал победителем. Видимо, Богу было трудно решать! Все стороны молились одному Богу, одному христианскому Богу. Они проводили богослужение по одной христианской Библии. Но эта странная ситуация показывает, что ваша религия не что иное, как служанка государства — она может молиться за Адольфа Гитлера — чтобы он стал победителем всего мира. И неважно, кому молятся в данной религии, она всегда была благосклонна к тем, кто имеет власть и богатство.
By the early afternoon, Algy had carried every one of his baubles to the forest, and had hung them all on his Christmas tree. Poor Algy was utterly exhausted! It was getting very chilly now, and a typical West Highland mixture of hail and sleet had started to fall, but Algy was too tired to care. Making sure that his feathers were well fluffed up, to keep out the cold and damp, he tucked himself under the shelter of his tree and quickly fell asleep, happy that he had managed to decorate the little tree in time for Christmas Eve.