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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)




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



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

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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


My Inspiration for October II

31 Oct

This month I’ve been inspired by The Smiths, Joy Division, Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Ann Bronte, Poe’s biography, Autumn landscape, films An Education (2009) and Control (2007) – about Ian Curtis, brilliant by the way, Caspar David Friedrich, Grimshaw and Antoine Watteau, old ruins, castles, Henry Fuseli, Andre Breton and a poem called ‘Horseman’s Song’ by Lorca.

I’m sad that October’s gone, and I’m kind of struggling to find something inspirational in November. It’s just such a bleak month, not in a cool way!

1964. Alain Delon and Jane Fonda 1849. Moonlit Landscape - Arnold Böcklin - Mondscheinlandschaft mit Ruine 1825-30. Two men contemplating the Moon - Caspar David Friedrich 1966. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman) 2 an education 3 Gwrych Castle, North Wales

1936. Kensington Gardens, London 1988. Rose McDowall 2

Pickford in "Tess of the Storm Country" (1922). Photo coutesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1924: American screen actress Lillian Gish (1893 - 1993) in costume for her role in the MGM film 'Romola', an adaptation of George Eliot's novel, directed by Henry King.

Repulsion 1 Graveyard, Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh 1

(c) Salford Museum & Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

1840s William Powell Frith (1819 - 1909) - Meditation Bleak House (2005) Esther Summerson 1 a shelley 5 jane eyre 77 jane eyre 78 Medieval, Edinburgh, Scotland. the smiths queen is deadEvening in the park by Ernst Vikne on Flickr.

Beware of the Ruins! by Przemysław Piela

Wałbrzych, Poland

1790s ‘The Wandring Moon.’ Watercolour by William Blake (1757-1827). 1700s Antoine Watteau - The Love Lesson 1881. Shipping on the Clyde, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1882. John Everett Millais (1829-1896 English) • The Captive

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Cranford Mary Smith contemplating in Cranford Jane Eyre jane eyre solitude jane eyre mia really nice photo