Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Untitled, 1962
Thomas Chimes

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Still-life with Milk Jug, 1943
Stanley Cosgrove

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Costume Design, Ballets Russes, 1921
Léon Bakst

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sudkova, Spring in My Little Garden, 1930s
Josef Sudek

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Your Private Way

Whether it was your way of walking
Or of laughing moved me,
At sight of you a song wavered
Ghostly on my lips; I could not voice it,
Uncertain what the notes or key.

Be thankful I am no musician,
Sweet Anonymity, to madden you
With your own private walking-laughing way
Imitated on a beggar's fiddle
Or blared across the square on All Fools' Day.

Robert Graves

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Balloon, 1878
Pál Szinyei Merse

Thursday, March 11, 2010

City Night, ca. 1940s
Harry Brodsky

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Late Spring (1949)
Yasujiro Ozu

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Florence Fisher, 1872
Julia Margaret Cameron

Saturday, March 6, 2010

In the Orchard (Spring), 1892
William Brymner

Friday, March 5, 2010

Skating Rink, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1975
Lynne Cohen

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Edith Almera

Possibly, right now,
He's thinking
Of Edith Almera
By a lake near Brussels.

Edith Almera
Is the first fiddle
In a gypsy orchestra,
Very popular on the nightclub circuit.

Curtsying to
Her applauding admirers,
She smiles.

Nightclubs are beautiful;
A person may fall
In love
With girls playing first fiddle there.

Orhan Veli
tr. by Murat Nemet-Nejat

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Untitled, ca. 1922
Charles C. Zoller