My Inspiration for October 2021

31 Oct

My biggest discovery this October was the wonderful poetry of the 19th century Romantic Hungarian poet Sandor Petofi and I wrote a post about his romantic poems here. I very much enjoyed the intense vibrancy of nature all around me, just strolling around and gazing at the trees in all shades of brown, yellow, red and green gave me such intense pleasure, especially because I am aware it will all pass way too soon… If only we could skip winter and skip from autumn to spring. I watched the film “Love Witch” (2016) again and enjoyed it, not just the film but the aesthetics and the costumes as well. It’s a real eye-candy. I also enjoyed Eugene Delacroix’s oriental scenes and his drawings and paintings with Hamlet, Gericault’s paintings of horses, 1970s fashion sketches, the Oriental costume design sketches by Konstantin Korovin (from 1901) and Valentina Khodasevich (1934) which you will see bellow, and Karl Bryullov’s scene from a harem where a girl is changing her clothes.

“Thou art the sun, but I the night,
Full of deep gloom, deprived of light.
But should our hearts together meet,
A glorious dawn my life would greet.” 

(Sandor Petofi, How Vast This World)

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“October” digital painting by Justin McGuire

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Cali Grass” by | Arpan Das

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Vogue UK, May 1985 – Photographed by Albert Watson

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Picture by elise.buch.

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4 Responses to “My Inspiration for October 2021”

  1. rhjbyron 1st Nov 2021 at 1:57 pm #

    Wonderful stuff, I skip late Autumn and Winter in Greece and the Canaries!

    Kind regards Richard Byron


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  2. ronwild 5th Nov 2021 at 9:11 pm #

    I really couldn’t get into ‘The Love Witch’ which I saw at a friend’s house. Our respective wives had seen it before and thought it worth re-watching. I later discovered that Anna Biller not only directed the film, but wrote it and did the costumes, sets and editing. So with it being a female fantasy film with such a focused woman doing all that input, it is hardly surprising that I wasn’t that fond of it. Mainly though I think it was because the main character smoked, a common theme in the sixties/seventies which the aesthetic depicts, but a habit I detest.
    I’m still loving your posts and learning stuff about folk I’ve never heard of, such as Sandor Petofi, which at the grand age of sixty-one, I still love that feeling of discovery.
    If ever you find yourself in Buxton, Derbyshire, let me know I think you would make a tremendous coffee companion, you must read so much information and you put it down so perfectly succinctly in your blog.
    Thanks for all your posts

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    • Byron's Muse 7th Nov 2021 at 10:31 am #

      I adore the film, but it’s fine if you don’t. I mean, every book, film, painting will have its fans and the people who don’t like it. That’s normal. I’m glad I can bring new artistic stuff to people because I love discovering things and I cannot resist sharing! Beauty will save the world. So thank you for your appreciation of what I do and that’s a kind offer.


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