Archive | May, 2013

Transi de René de Chalón – Ligier Richier

28 May

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René de Chalón, Prince of Orange, died in battle in 1544 at the young age of 25. Perhaps a plan made together, perhaps solely the desires of his wife, René de Chalón requested that “his tomb portrait be not a standard figure, but a life size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Medrano-Cabral

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The Dervish Arranged for them to Meet in the Graveyard

20 May

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THIS IS WATER – David Foster Wallace

13 May

It’s Such a Beautiful Day – Don Hertzfeldt

13 May

The fragility of the stick-man has never been so questioned. Beautiful, thought provoking animation that warrants further viewing.

London 1927 – colour footage

10 May

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Cappuchin Crypts, Palermo

9 May

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All images © Megan Orpwood-Russell, 2013