My Inspiration for October III

31 Oct

This October I was inspired by Pre-Romanticism, Grimshaw’s bleak portrayals of industrial cities, Henry Fusseli’s Nightmare, William Blake, the legend of Sleepy Hollow, film Closer (2007) and music by Joy Division, 1840s portraits of melancholic ladies, Catherine Earnshaw’s moors, ruined abbeys, kitchen sink realism, Clara Bow, Christiane F, Iggy Pop and David Bowie’s time in Berlin and 1830s mourning dresses.

Some things that I watched were the period-drama Victoria (2016) which I quite liked, Three on a Match (1932), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), I Married a Witch (1942) with sultry Veronica Lake, I watched a documentary ‘Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011) and he mentioned his film The Pianist (2002) as his masterpiece so I watched the film as well, and it was very poignant. It’s so nice walking around this time of the year, when yellow leaves grace the pathway and it seems you’re walking on a golden carpet.

Thought of the month: Beauty will save the world. (Dostoyevsky)

1844-the-coleman-sisters-by-thomas-sully-1783-1872

1840s-antique-fashion-print-jane-eyre-era-2

control-2007-alexandra-maria-lara-and-sam-riley-11835-stonehenge-john-constable-1isabelle-huppert-as-alphonsine-in-la-dame-aux-camelias-1981-21824-27-william-blake-the-lovers-whirlwind-francesca-da-rimini-and-paolo-malatesta

1838-portrait-presumed-to-be-miss-white-1838-by-joseph-court-rouen-1796-paris18651960s marianne faithful 2

(c) National Trust, Sizergh Castle; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

jane-eyre-89OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1960s-marianne-faithfull-2061790-91-henry-fuseli-the-nightmare1960s-anna-karina-6jane-eyre-sally-hawkins-in-1830s-costumetivetshall-st-mary-church-ruin-geograph-org-uk

haunted-abbeywir kinder vom bahnhof zoo 61977-david-bowie-heroes

1919-autumn-la-vie-parisienne-1919 1932-virtue-with-carole-lombard 1927-clara-bow-in-it-1927by Daniel Gardner, gouache and chalk, 1775

adrien-brody-in-the-pianist-2002-7 adrien-brody-in-the-pianist-2002-1 adrien-brody-in-the-pianist-2002-101837-early-victorian-mourning-costume-worn-at-court-for-the-late-king     1960s-street-scene-girl-on-the-corner-a-hooker-perhaps 1970s-joy-division-promo-photo-2 sleepy-hollow-katrina-van-tassel 1950s-brigitte-bardot-in-a-lovely-skirt-and-black-tights 1896-mikhail-nesterov-on-the-mountains-1896 autumn-barn-owl-and-crow-tete-a-tete 1962-anna-karina-in-vivre-sa-viemiss-pandora-1204-stevie-nicks-1misspandora.fr

joy-division-closer rainy-window

pictures-on-my-wall-3

1945-a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn-1945-3

The Vale of Rest 1858-9 Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896 Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01507

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2 Responses to “My Inspiration for October III”

  1. Art lover in detroit 30th November 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Just discovered ur blog and I love it u always have just enough variety to overwhelm me without ever becoming tedious more please!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Byron's Muse 1st December 2016 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks very much ‘art lover in Detroit’! Best wishes from Europe, who ever you are.

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