Historia (1892). Nikolaos Gyzis (Greek, 1842-1901). Oil on panel.
History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning “inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation”) is the study of the human past. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Wilhelm von Gloeden inspired many to recreate his distinctive, pioneering work in the late 19th and early 20th centuries : here we see a photograph by Gaetano D’Agata where both hilltop setting and curled pose have been inspired by von Gloeden’s famous Cain. Taken in 1923, this falls a tad outside my self-imposed limit of the end of the 1910’s, but the style of this man’s work is so very like those earlier Arcadian photographers, it just seems to fit.
If I die first, and I almost certainly will, you will be my sole heir. There’s not much in the kitty, except a set of ivory-backed hairbrushes and my library of romantic poetry, but when the time comes, these will be yours. Along with whatever we haven’t already spent on whores and whiskey.
Kaye Donachie (British, b. 1970), Now is the Time, 2004. Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 1/2 in.
#theholymountain #avantgarde #cinema seriously this movie!!
Hugh Goldwin Riviere - The Lonely Life - 1899
Episode 19 of the second season of Monotagari told the story of Shinobus past. Artistically it was done using a huge side-scrolling Japanese tapestry style of art, and beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe this episode…
Despite “complaints” of the series having to much fan service, its episodes like these that ground the series artistically and content wise.