Friday, 24 February 2017

Art on Friday; Walter Crane

Walter Crane, (born August 15, 1845, Liverpool, Lancashire, England—died March 14, 1915, Horsham, Sussex), English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children’s books.

Here are a few of his works because there are so many beautiful ones I can fill weeks and weeks of art blogs with it! 

Walter Crane-Portrait

Ceramic tiles

Almond blossom and swallow wallpaper design

Swans wallpaper design

The Renaissance of Venus

Laura reading


Neptune's horses

The Advent of Spring

The Prince Frog

Little Red Riding Hood

Beauty and the Beast

© KH

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Music on Sunday; februari 1997

Gisteren werd mijn jongste zoon alweer 20. Wat mij vandaag dus deed denken aan; wat voor muziek luisterden we 20 jaar geleden? Dus ik heb even de hitlijst erbij opgezocht en gekeken wat er die week zoal aan muziek gedraaid werd; een kleine greep;  (zonder de keur aan gabber liedjes dan)
Geen wonder dat ik mijn eigen muziek luisterde (en nog!)

© KH

Friday, 17 February 2017

Art on Friday; Circe

Circe was a minor goddess of magic in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Helios, god of the sun, and Perse, an Oceanid. She had two brothers, Aeetes, who was the guardian of the Golden Fleece (which Jason and the Argonauts sought after), and Perses; and a sister, Pasiphae, who was the wife of Minos, king of Crete.

She is best known for her role in Homer's Odyssey. During their adventures towards Ithaca, Odysseus and his companions reached Colchys, where the residence of Circe was. She invited them all to a grand feast, which a lot of Odysseus' companions attended but not him. At the feast, one of the dishes was laced with a magical potion; when Odysseus' companions ate it, Circe made a quick move with her wand and turned them into pigs. Only one of the companions escaped unharmed and informed Odysseus. The hero, after taking advice from Hermes, protected himself from the spell by using a holy herb, and managed to befriend Circe and save his companions.

Another source mentions that Circe and Odysseus had three sons; Ardeas, Latinus, and Telegonus. In a lost epic called Telegony, Circe told Telegonus that his father was Odysseus (who had meanwhile returned to Ithaca and his wife, Penelope), and Telegonus went to find him. However, Circe gave him a poisoned spear, with which Telegonus mistakenly killed his father. Afterwards, he returned home along with Penelope and Telemachus, his half brother, and Circe granted them immortality.

Circe Is also called Kirke.

John William Waterhouse-Circe

John William Waterhouse-Study for Circe (sketch)

John William Waterhouse-Circe Invidiosa

Beatrice Offor-Circe

Edmund Dulac-Circe, the Enchantress, illustration

John Collier-Circe

Edward Burne Jones-The Wine of Circe

Wright Barker-Circe

© KH

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Music on Sunday; songs longer than ten minutes

It's  not done really; to bring out a song that is longer than the 'normal' standard 3 minute something time, long enough for your dj to chat again. Is it that people are getting bored otherwise or that they just love to hear themselves talk? I for one am done with the average 'normal' radio program with the loudmouth dj's and the poppy songs. Never liked those anyway, the songs, not the dj's however there is a difference in those too but that's for another time. If a song is good with a great buildup, why not make it long? So here are some songs for you longer than the normal 3 minute and something time, longer than 10 minutes even. Enjoy;

© KH