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Carl Eldh, Ungdom, 1911

Carl Eldh, Ungdom, 1911

Carl Weichardt (1846-1906), Reconstruction of Villa Jovis in Capri. From: “Das Schloß des Tiberius und andere Römerbauten auf Capri”,1900.

(Fonte: commons.wikimedia.org)

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Василий Дмитриевич Поленов - Лестница к замку. 1883 

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Василий Дмитриевич Поленов - Лестница к замку. 1883 

Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-1848), Blomstersankersken. Radering

Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-1848), Blomstersankersken. Radering

Joakim Skovgaard, Adam giver dyrene navne, 1902. Radering

Joakim Skovgaard, Adam giver dyrene navne, 1902. Radering

Vlastislav Hofman and Josef Barek, Competition project for the new Theatre in Prague, 1922

Vlastislav Hofman and Josef Barek, Competition project for the new Theatre in Prague, 1922

(Fonte: theatre-architecture.eu)

Jan Kotěra, Trade and Industry Pavilion, Prague, 1908

Jan Kotěra, Trade and Industry Pavilion, Prague, 1908

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"Of the numerous small wood-cuts, with which this elegant impression abounds, I know not that I can select a more favourable specimen than the following representation of The City of Venice”
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"Of the numerous small wood-cuts, with which this elegant impression abounds, I know not that I can select a more favourable specimen than the following representation of The City of Venice

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Yesterday at sunrise the sky was the perfect copy of this miniature. Two hawks were flying silently. A magnificent overlook on their preys.Miniature opklæbet på albumblad. ”En skriver på en terrasse”Iran 1755Davids Samling, Copenhagen

Yesterday at sunrise the sky was the perfect copy of this miniature. Two hawks were flying silently. A magnificent overlook on their preys.

Miniature opklæbet på albumblad. ”En skriver på en terrasse”
Iran 1755
Davids Samling, Copenhagen

For his crystalline, hallucinatory intensity, his combination of rapture and reason, pathos and wit, Zelenka is one of my favourite composers.

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Trio Sonata n.6 in C minor for two oboes, bassoon and basso continuo, Allegro

Heinz Holliger, oboe; Maurice Bourgue, oboe; Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Klaus Thunemann, bassoon; Klaus Stoll, double-bass; Jonathan Rubin, lute; Christiane Jaccottet, harpsichord.

Everytime I see the impassive, determined serenity of this conscientious executioner I think about Italo Calvino and his writings on St.George and the dragon."Whether it is a basilisk, a dragon, a lion, we carry in ourselves a beast that changes shape in different periods of our lives. Knight and dragon are two inseparable elements of a single figure. The big step will be to accept this presence, what is upon us as a biological heritage, as the dark side of our collective and individual history. Turn it into our own living and painful shadow, to establish a pact with nature inside and outside of us, and transform the destructive impulses in a new force."
Sankt Göran, XV century, Lunds Universitets Historiska Museum

Everytime I see the impassive, determined serenity of this conscientious executioner I think about Italo Calvino and his writings on St.George and the dragon.
"Whether it is a basilisk, a dragon, a lion, we carry in ourselves a beast that changes shape in different periods of our lives. Knight and dragon are two inseparable elements of a single figure. The big step will be to accept this presence, what is upon us as a biological heritage, as the dark side of our collective and individual history. Turn it into our own living and painful shadow, to establish a pact with nature inside and outside of us, and transform the destructive impulses in a new force."


Sankt Göran, XV century, Lunds Universitets Historiska Museum