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é o pintor do silêncio e da solidão, das paisagens sem entrada (ao contrário das flamengas, por onde apetece deambular), das praças e ruas vazias. E depois há aquela luz nórdica, branca e glacial como a da Lua, que convida à leitura e meditação. 27 more words


Elective Affinities XXVI: Danish Painting

Danny Cohen, the cinematographer of The Danish Girl, the 2015 biography recounting the story of transgender Danish painter Lili Elbe (born Einar Wegener), has done a superb job with a palette of blues and greys in capturing the cool northern light and the bare interiors of the house Einar/Lili shared with his artist wife, Gerda Wegener. 102 more words

Elective Affinities

group show: winter light

Today I noticed the light – the early evening light. It was hopeful. Beautifully hopeful.

There are moments in the deep of winter, like when I am curled on the sofa under a blanket and the afternoon light stretches into my window across the floor, and wish I could bottle the beauty and calm of winter light and save for times when I need a little sanctuary.  54 more words

Group Show

Vilhelm Hammershøi at Scandinavia House

The exhibit – Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from The National Gallery of Denmark – is on exhibit at Scandinavia House in NYC through Saturday, February 27th.   198 more words


Everybody Loves Michael (and Clive)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Palin last week, to publicise his Thirty Years Tour that’s happening in the autumn, and the publication of his latest volume of diaries in paperback. 822 more words

"What makes me choose a motif are...the lines, what I like to call the architectural content of..."

“What  makes me choose a motif are…the lines, what I like to call the architectural content of the image.  And then there’s the light, of course.  42 more words


Thinking of your blue-shadowed silk is music

Just as my fingers on these keys
Make music, so the self-same sounds
On my spirit make a music, too.
Music is feeling, then, not sound;

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