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A Painter’s Hat Trick for Perspective–Plus One

A Painter’s Hat Trick for Perspective–Plus One

Painting with Perspective | Techniques Used to Accentuate Depth It’s always good to know a guru. In my life, I have a guru for music (my friend Farrah, who keeps me posted on the latest tunes), a guru for house “stuff” (the dad), and even a guru for Mexican food (gurus can be very niche). Richard McKinley and Johannes Vloothuis are definitely two gurus for us artists. Here, McKinley qualifies for the status by showing ... Read More »

And one for Goethe!

And one for Goethe!

Due to a small hiccup in scheduling at Casa della Cieca, this week you get two – two! – uploads: the rather odd couple of Jules Massenet’s Werther and Gustav Mahler’s Symphonie Nr. 8.  Their only common denominator seems to be inspiration from the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  This 1971 performance of Werther is quite a treat, although we’ve grown to have different vocal expectations in the nearly-50 years since then.  Franco Corelli, in what was perhaps his last new role, turned 50 just ... Read More »

La rue est une musée pour tous!

La rue est une musée pour tous!

Born on this day in 1907 comic book creator Hergé.  Born on this day in 1813 composer and librettist Richard Wagner. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNTxGcUv7k Born on this day in 1900 soprano Vina Bovy. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh-1PigewfA Born on this day in 1913 conductor Frantisek Jílek. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rr7goNed0w Born on this day in 1925 tenor James King. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA8jXx_Gp3Q Source: Music-2 Read More »

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp’s Life in Pieces

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp’s Life in Pieces

Marcel Duchamp | A Life in Pieces In this edition of Life in Pieces, discover the fascinating life of a true artistic trailblazer, Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, who questioned deep-rooted beliefs about what #art should be, and made it his mission to challenge those assumptions. In honor of the Fountain’s 100th anniversary, the “Marcel Duchamp Fountain: An Homage,” opened at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art on April 10, 2017 (the anniversary of the opening of the First Exhibition of the Society ... Read More »

Mama is gonna see to it!

Mama is gonna see to it!

On this day, the best damn musical*, Gypsy, opened at the Broadway Theatre, to run 702 performances.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYL6Qcgc1Yc Born on this day in 1879 composer Pablo Luna. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD9LZ3IMy9Q On this day in 1892 Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci premiered in Milan. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y31KS0Yq7Gk Born on this day in 1909 bass Giulio Neri. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0lKBa7sJjc Born on this day in 1926 bass Forbes Robinson. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjazbduLt8E Happy 68th birthday soprano Rosalind Plowright. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3XVjGCzg0 * An opinion La Cieca shares with Walter Kerr. ... Read More »

A Jean Huré moment

Alas, no recording seems to exist of this extraordinary music from Huré's La Cathédrale, in which all twelve notes of the chromatic scale sound simultaneously, in advance of Berg&039;s Altenberg Lieder (though not, to be sure, of Jean-Paul-Égide Martini&039;s Sapho). I can find almost no information about the work. Was it based on the Huysmans novel? Source: Music-1 Read More »

Cock of the walk

Cock of the walk

You are unlikely ever to hear Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera sung in French, yet the piece, Zolotoy pyetushok (translated as The Golden Cockerel in English, folks around here being wary for some reason of calling it The Golden Rooster) is best known in these parts as Le Coq d’Or, which recalls its Met debut (1918, in French, on a double bill with Cavalleria Rusticana, in Sicilian) and nine subsequent Met seasons in that language.  Even the ... Read More »

Darling, I’ve got to confess

Darling, I’ve got to confess

Happy 84th birthday actress Constance Towers.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DdURFU_2dE Born on this day in 1893 bass-baritone Hans Hermann Nissen. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ9B1Wi0lYY Born on this day in 1909 bass-baritone Erich Kunz. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHZ3atpMCfM Born on this day in 1925 baritone Chester Ludgin. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTBgAFPgKKY Happy 79th birthday soprano Lone Koppel. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=65uKAQTkYas Born on this day in 1939 director Nikolaus Lehnhoff. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aQ5fm-SOsI Happy 62nd birthday soprano Julie Kaufmann. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbKU1WGWdU Source: Music-2 Read More »

Connecting With Your Inner Artist – Peace, Love and Understanding

Connecting With Your Inner Artist – Peace, Love and Understanding

Sometimes we all get so busy with the insanity of work, family and just life in general. I know it can be a real challenge for me sometimes to find the time for #art. Coloring books give the chance to tap into that artistic center without having to worry about “what am I going to draw” or &8220;how do I draw this?&8221; The start of a piece is already there for you. Coloring is a ... Read More »

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