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Lady Macbeth (Summer Film Log)

Spare, dark, cruel, and unflinching, Lady Macbeth (2016) uncoils with an austere beauty that belies its dark core. Set in rural England in 1865, the film is the story of Katherine, a young wife essentially imprisoned by her cruel father-in-law and warped husband who try to confine her inside their drafty country estate. 735 more words

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Saint Elsewhere

This past Friday, while walking through Cobble Hill, I watched kids in twos and fours and ones and sixes fizzing over with weekend, with bodega soda, with croissants and single baca di dama from the new espresso place whose vapors their mothers like to inhale appreciatively, decisively, … 823 more words

Motherhood

José Manuel Capuletti - Romeo and Juliet with a Witness

There is little we know about Spanish painter José Manuel Capuletti. Largely forgotten since his death, among his admirers and collectors were the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ayn Rand, Arthur Rubinstein and the former King of Spain Juan Carlos I. 412 more words

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Vilhelm Hammershøi – Interior with Young Woman from Behind (1904)

There is this sweet, pure moment after a great loss or a heartbreak when you just let go. You let go of the past, guilt and any regrets, let go of any preconceived ideas about your own identity, values or future, let go of any expectations from yourself, from others and from any gods you might worship. 452 more words

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Interior with Young Woman from Behind -- Vilhelm Hammershøi

Interior with Young Woman from Behind, 1904 by Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916)

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Interiorities

Recently the experience, purpose and contexts of architectural space have been subject to various kinds of scrutinies. The contemporary obsession with how buildings appear from the outside – through aerial photography and online images – dominates how they are perceived, commissioned and valued. 989 more words

1905: Doors

Vilhelm Hammershøi: Open Doors (1905)