My Inspirations for November II

30 Nov

This month I’ve read a few good books in a row, which is such a delight. So, I’ve read an avant-garde book ‘Novel with Cocaine’ by M. Ageyev, then finally Madame Bovary by Flaubert, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, novella Asya by Turgenev and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. I’ve watched some good films too; La Verite (1960) and Love is my profession (1958); both with Brigitte Bardot, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – really, really good, loved the costumes, the setting, wow! You’ve probably all seen it, but it was totally new and fresh and exciting for me. Well, I have to say that, as December arrives, my thoughts go to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierrot and circus – that might be a hint for my following posts.

1960s Jean Shrimpton on the tower bridge by david bailey 1838. Fashion for April, Ladies Cabinet 1837. Mourning Dresses, World of Fashion, July 1839. Louise-Marie d'Orleans 1831. Karl Pawlowitsch Brjullow Portrait of Giovannina Pacini, the eldest daughter of the Italian composer Giovanni Pacini Pencil and watercolour on paper 1831 1968. Girls, Quartier Latin, Paris 1967. Hookah Love, C.Keelan, Let us then free from hate, live happily among men filled with hatred, let us dwell in love. 1967. Flower Love - C.Keelan 1965 C2 26A Iggy Pop at the Whisky à Gogo in Los Angeles. 1906. Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854-1941), Le Moulin Rouge au Soir, Paris

NPG x103060; Betty Lindley

NPG x103060; Betty Lindley

1946. Brigitte Bardot waiting 1950s Thurston Hopkins - Cats of London 1973. Carol Kane in The Last Detail 1970s Iggy Pop on stage 1850s Autumn Landscape-William Louis Sonntag 1858-59. John Everett Millais - The Vale of Rest 1869. A Walk in the Forest, Ivan Shishkin 1880s Witch costume 1903. Albert Lynch (1851 - 1912), Jeanne d'Arc 1960. Brigitte Bardot and Sami Frey in La vérité (1960) by Henri-Georges Clouzot 3 1960. Brigitte Bardot and Sami Frey in La vérité (1960) by Henri-Georges Clouzot 7 1877. Linnie Watt - A Woodland Walk 1961. Jean Luc Godard and Anna Karina, Une Femme Est Une Femme 1961. Brigitte Bardot, “On The Sunny Side of The Street”, 1961

English actress Jane Asher drinks from a cup whilst reading papers in her kitchen in London in 1966. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

English actress Jane Asher drinks from a cup whilst reading papers in her kitchen in London in 1966. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1960s jane asher 44 1960s Francoise Hardy 39 1960s brigitte bardot 26 1956. Marina Vlady

1970s Barbara Streisand, vintage hair 1990s kate moss 1711913. Five Women in the Street by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner1993. Kate Moss, Photo - Terry O'Neill 2

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2 Responses to “My Inspirations for November II”

  1. Elliot 2nd December 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    The Imaginarium is one of my favourite films so I’m glad you enjoyed it, old Terry Gilliam is possibly my top fave film maker & if you haven’t seen his ‘adventures of baron Munchausen’ then I recommend you give it a try – good costumes in that too.

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    • Byron's Muse 2nd December 2015 at 8:14 pm #

      I haven’t seen it, thanks for recommending, if the costumes are good, I’m tempted. And I’m happy to hear that you liked The Imaginarium too because it’s simply brilliant, I like that ‘magical realism’ genre, if you could call it so.

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