Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

May time devour you more slowly next year! ;)

16 comments:

FreeThinke said...

Here's my New Year's greeting
I'll make it very brief:
Anyway you slice it
Time will act the Thief.

Happy Happy New Year!
That is my New Year's Song.
You see I kept my promise
It wasn't very long.

FreeThinke said...

Whose painting?

Bosch? or Blake?

nicrap said...

hehe. Happy New Year, fj. Happy New Year, all.

I think it's Goya.

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya FJ!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet patriot!..xoxoxox

FreeThinke said...

You're right. It is Goya. I should have known!

My first humiliation of the New Year. ;-)

Thank you for that. It's good for the soul.

And a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and All!

Thersites said...

:)

nicrap said...

Seeking dishonor? A noble pursuit, indeed. :)

Always On Watch said...

FJ,
May time devour you more slowly next year!

May it be so.

-FJ said...

Contrary-wise wisdom.

-FJ said...

...a learning to "speak" the four discourses. ;)

nicrap said...

Nice video. :)

Thersites said...

It was from a movie, Little Big Man, that I enjoyed as a teen.

Always On Watch said...

Little Big Man is an excellent book! Worth readnig.

Thersites said...

Never read the book. The film, I found very entertaining, esp. Little Big Horn.

FreeThinke said...

Saturn Devouring his Son
Goya 1820 – 1823 Oil on plaster
Museo del Prado, Madrid Spain

Though this painting is called "Saturn" and seems rooted in showing the mythological character that devoured his son, there are, like many of the other 'Black Paintings' a certain disconnection between any strict understanding of the ancient tale versus Goya's depiction of it. While the other famous rendition of the story by Peter Paul Rubens (image below) carefully illustrates the story in detail, with this picture by Goya there is variation and improvisation. ...

FreeThinke said...

http://www.eeweems.com/goya/saturn.html

Discusses Goya's Saturn in some detail, also P.P. RUBENS radically different treatment of the same subject.