An Old Tune / Myrto | Gérard de Nerval, 1808-55

   Pablo Picasso, Paysage, Juan-les-Pins, 1924

                                                          An Old Tune

                                                         There is an air for which I would disown
                                                         Mozart's, Rossini's, Weber's melodies, -
                                                         A sweet sad air that languishes and sighs,
                                                         And keeps its secret charm for me alone.

                                                        Whene'er I hear that music vague and old,
                                                        Two hundred years are mist that rolls away;
                                                        The thirteenth Louis reigns, and I behold
                                                        A green land golden in the dying day.

                                                        An old red castle, strong with stony towers,
                                                        The windows gay with many coloured glass;
                                                        Wide plains, and rivers flowing among flowers,
                                                        That bathe the castle basement as they pass.

                                                        In antique weed, with dark eyes and gold hair,
                                                        A lady looks forth from her window high;
                                                        It may be that I knew and found her fair,
                                                        In some forgotten life, long time gone by. 


 Pablo Picasso, Guitar, Glass and Dish with Fruit, 1924


                                                      Myrto 

                                                      It is of you, divine enchantress, I am thinking, Myrto,
                                                      Burning with a thousand fires at haughty Posilipo,
                                                      Of your forehead flowing with an Oriental glare,
                                                      Of the black grapes mixed with the gold of your hair.

                                                      From your cup also I drank to intoxication,
                                                      And from the furtive lightning of your smiling eyes,
                                                      While I was seen praying at the feet of Iacchus,
                                                      For the Muse has made me one of Greece's sons.

                                                      Over there the volcano has re-opened, and I know
                                                      It is because yesterday you touched it with your nimble toe,
                                                      And suddenly the horizon was covered with ashes.

                                                     Since a Norman Duke shattered your gods of clay,
                                                     Evermore beneath the branches of Virgil's laurel,
                                                     The pale hydrangea mingles with the green myrtle! 


                                                     Gérard de Nerval, 1808-55

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The lobster | Gérard de Nerval

J[A-Z]Z / p1ck ( Doin' Allright | Dexter Gordon, 1961

photo: Francis Wolff / design: Reid Miles


Dexter Gordon - It's You Or No One, 1961

Recorded on May 6, 1961, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Producer - Alfred Lion

Dexter Gordon - Tenor Saxophone 
Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet 
Horace Parlan - Piano 
Al Harewood - Drums 
 George Tucker - Bass

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon takes a smoking break during the recording session for his Doin' Alright album

Flick Review < Vortex, το Πρόσωπο της Μέδουσας | Νίκος Κούνδουρος (1967)





Vortex, το Πρόσωπο της Μέδουσας (1967)
Σκηνοθεσία: Nίκος Kούνδουρος
Σενάριο: Bαγγέλης Γκούφας, Nίκος Kούνδουρος 
Φωτογραφία: Karlheinz Hummel, Δημήτρης Nικολάου 
Mουσική: Γιάννης Mαρκόπουλος, Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου 
 Hθοποιοί: Φίλιππος Bλάχος, Φάνης Xηνάς, Aλέξης Mατθαιάκης, Georg Willing, Δημήτρης Kαραμηλάς, Γιώργος Bογιατζής. Στο ρόλο της Aστάρτης η Assounda Arka, η Jacqueline Blaire και η Xαρά Aγγελούση

Tο πρόσωπο της Μέδουσας, προβλήθηκε στο Φεστιβάλ Bερολίνου 1967. Στην τελική μορφή, μετά τα πρόσθετα γυρίσματα στη Pώμη και με τον τίτλο Vortex, προβλήθηκε το 1971 στη Cinémathèque Française στο Παρίσι και το 1977 παρουσιάστηκε εκτός συναγωνισμού στο Φεστιβάλ Θεσσαλονίκης.

Την ταινία απαγόρευσε η λογοκρισία, λόγω της τελευταίας σκηνής της.

Δημιουργός Αφίσας: Nίκος Kούνδουρος, 1971

Tea and a small printed note | Douglas Adams, 1980

Jackson Pollock, The Tea Cup, 1946


“On the delivery plate of the Nutri-Matic Drink Synthesizer was a small tray,
on which say three bone china cups and saucers, a bone china jug of milk,
a silver teapot full of the best tea Arthur had ever tasted and a small printed 
notesaying “Wait.”


The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams, 1980


Harbours / Interiors / Portraits | Paintings by Einar Jolin (1914-1955)

Einar Jolin, Stockholm, Overlooking the Skeppsbron, 1955
Einar Jolin, 1917
Einar Jolin, Stockholm, 1929
Einar Jolin, 1922                                                                          Young woman reading art magazine, 1919
Einar Jolin, The Sisters, 1918
White Star, Copenhagen, 1918                                                                          Einar Jolin, In the Circus, 1917
Erotic Scene, 1916
Einar Jolin, 1917                                                                                    Einar Jolin, At the Restaurant, 1921
Rooftop from Nordiska Kompaniet, 1917                                                                         Promenaden, 1917
Einar Jolin, Still Life with Coffee Pot, 1914                                                                                   Einar Jolin (1890 – 1976)
Einar Jolin, 1947                                                                                                  Einar Jolin,Woman in Black, 1942
Einar Jolin, Woman in Red Skirt, 1914                                                                               Einar Jolin, 1955
 Einar Jolin, Young Lady in a Black Hat, 1917                                                        Einar Jolin,  Naked Model with Hat, 1917
Einar Jolin, Interior with Young Woman, 1915                                                         Einar Jolin,  Nils Aster, 1918
Still life with Hortensia and mask, 1938                                                                                Einar Jolin,  1955
Self-portrait in the mirror, 1924                                                                              Self-portrait, 1927


Einar Jolin (1890 – 1976) was a Swedish painter best known for his decorative and slightly naïve Expressionist style. After studying at Konstfack, Stockholm in 1906 and at the Konstnärsförbundet målarskola (the Artists Association Art School), Jolin and his friend Isaac Grünewald went to Paris for further studies at Henri Matisse's academy from 1908 to 1914.



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