The Glory That Was Rome
Lead roles: Lucius Papirius Cursor. N.B. It is not an invented name (see Livy, History of Rome,Book XXII). This Lucius is the great, great, etc. grandson of the founder of the honorable Cursor family. The pure Roman lineage has been disrupted when Lucius’s father married a princess of the Visigoths […]
Grant Wood painted American Gothic in 1930. If the painting seems different nowadays, that just proves that time has no mercy. Time has changed Grant Wood’s sister, his dentist and even the setting. What does the future hold for this beauty?
Full name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Playing for the emperor in Schoenbrun. Composing Eine kleine Nachtmusik in broad daylight. Having a good time with Konstanze. To many he is best known for the delicious Mozartkugeln.
A new man on the town. Going for a tattoo. Meeting buddies. A friend. Driving without a helmet!? A heated argument ensues. People stop to watch and listen. More people gather. Some kind of helmet is found. The policewoman has left. She left in a state because she recognized the […]
Tribute to Kurosawa
The handsome nobleman. His beautiful bride. The villain lurking in the background. The young nobleman was killed. The bride, the villain, the spirit of the nobleman and the storyteller give different accounts of what happened. One version: Blame the cameraman for no snapshots of the other versions.
Questions, Questions, Questions
– Who was the man before he became a skull? – It is the skull of Yorick, the king’s jester. – Alas, poor Yorick. Sic transit gloria mundi. Other matters contemplated by young Hamlet: 1) to wreck vengeance or not to wreck vengeance on the loathsome couple 2) to have […]
La Belle Epoque
The happy young man has just won the 1901 Auto Rally Cup. Anybody who thinks that the rally was in Philadelphia is wrong. The whole story happened somewhere in France. This is his Papa. Papa is also happy. Understandably so as for Papa the rally was a high risk investment […]
Napoleon was instrumental to Jacques-Louis David. David was instrumental to Napoleon. Napoleon went about making history so that David would have what to paint. David painted Napoleon and put him in art history books. This is what their sessions looked like. One version of the famous painting Napoleon Crossing the […]
A Touch of Monty Python’s FC
The two of them stated it at an early age. “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” Years went by. “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” Finally they meet in Emily Bronte’s novel. “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” The end is near. And now for something completely different: Heathcliff on his way to pick up young Linton from […]
Two Renaissance Teenagers with Problems
These are Mercutio and Juliet. The picture was taken a while ago. . The other troubled teenagers and the love story of Romeo and Juliet will not be elaborated at great length because we know the story only too well. Romeo meets with Friar Laurence to set up the wedding.[“Hush, […]