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Visconti’s 1972 Film “Ludwig” Poster
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"Ludwig" was a magnificent 1972 film directed by Italian director Luchino Visconti about the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and what a cast!! Helmut Berger starred as Ludwig, Romy Schneider reprised her role as Empress Elisabeth of Austria (from Sissi (1955) and its two sequels). The film was made in Munich and other parts of Bavaria at Berg Castle, Castle Herrenchiemsee, Castle Hohenschwangau, Linderhof Palace, Ettal and Neuschwanstein Castle. Visconti suffered a stroke during filming.

midmarauder:

Visconti’s 1972 Film “Ludwig” Poster

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"Ludwig" was a magnificent 1972 film directed by Italian director Luchino Visconti about the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and what a cast!! Helmut Berger starred as Ludwig, Romy Schneider reprised her role as Empress Elisabeth of Austria (from Sissi (1955) and its two sequels). The film was made in Munich and other parts of Bavaria at Berg Castle, Castle Herrenchiemsee, Castle Hohenschwangau, Linderhof Palace, Ettal and Neuschwanstein Castle. Visconti suffered a stroke during filming.

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Castle Valer in the Dolomites

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ab. 1815-1816 Henry Raeburn - William Scott-Elliot of Arkleton

history-of-fashion:

ab. 1815-1816 Henry Raeburn - William Scott-Elliot of Arkleton

"The Madonna di Loreto" (ca. 1604-1606), by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio (1571-1610). As was Caravaggio’s habit when painting religious scenes, the Virgin and Child are brought down to a human level, portrayed as barefoot and leaning against a wall whose paint is flaking – what has been called Caravaggio’s “realistic mysticism”. Certain painters who were jealous of Caravaggio’s success made great sport of this painting when it was first unveiled.

The theme of the painting stems from the cult devotion to the Madonna of Loreto, which had become popular in the late sixteenth century. The town of Loreto was famous for containing what legend maintains was Mary’s house.

The painting is in the Church of Sant’Agostino, Rome.



A Gallé cameo glass “Lake Como” vase, circa 1900.
A Gallé cameo glass “Lake Como” vase, circa 1900.
The Magnolia Vase Manufactured by Tiffany & Co, ca. 1893. The Magnolia Vase was Tiffany & Company’s most prominent silver entry at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Magnolia Vase Manufactured by Tiffany & Co, ca. 1893. The Magnolia Vase was Tiffany & Company’s most prominent silver entry at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Montgomery Mansion, Claysville, PA, an historic home, built in 1880 in the Second Empire/Italianate style. Thanks to Donald Brynelsen for finding it and posting it on the Mansions of the Gilded Age page.

Montgomery Mansion, Claysville, PA, an historic home, built in 1880 in the Second Empire/Italianate style. Thanks to Donald Brynelsen for finding it and posting it on the Mansions of the Gilded Age page.

Barbra’s latest album (her 34th studio album) will be released next Tuesday (September 16). The album is entitled “Partners”, and the reviews are through the roof. Her 72 year-old voice is apparently as melodious as it was in her youth, even in the higher registers. Her “partners” are some of the biggest names in music, including Elvis!! Touchingly, her son Jason Gould (who could be his mother’s twin if you’ve never seen him) sings with his mother on Irving Berlin’s “How Deep is the Ocean.” This is destined to go multi-platinum! Here is the track listing:

01. It Had To Be You (featuring Michael Bublé)
02. People (featuring Stevie Wonder)
03. Come Rain Or Come Shine (featuring John Mayer)
04. Evergreen (featuring Babyface)
05. New York State Of Mind (featuring Billy Joel)
06. I’d Want It To Be You (featuring Blake Shelton)
07. The Way We Were (featuring Lionel Richie)
08. I Still Can See Your Face (featuring Andrea Bocelli)
09. How Deep Is The Ocean (featuring Jason Gould)
10. What Kind Of Fool (featuring John Legend)
11. Somewhere (featuring Josh Groban)
12. Love Me Tender (featuring Elvis Presley)

Barbra’s latest album (her 34th studio album) will be released next Tuesday (September 16). The album is entitled “Partners”, and the reviews are through the roof. Her 72 year-old voice is apparently as melodious as it was in her youth, even in the higher registers. Her “partners” are some of the biggest names in music, including Elvis!! Touchingly, her son Jason Gould (who could be his mother’s twin if you’ve never seen him) sings with his mother on Irving Berlin’s “How Deep is the Ocean.” This is destined to go multi-platinum! Here is the track listing:

01. It Had To Be You (featuring Michael Bublé)

02. People (featuring Stevie Wonder)

03. Come Rain Or Come Shine (featuring John Mayer)

04. Evergreen (featuring Babyface)

05. New York State Of Mind (featuring Billy Joel)

06. I’d Want It To Be You (featuring Blake Shelton)

07. The Way We Were (featuring Lionel Richie)

08. I Still Can See Your Face (featuring Andrea Bocelli)

09. How Deep Is The Ocean (featuring Jason Gould)

10. What Kind Of Fool (featuring John Legend)

11. Somewhere (featuring Josh Groban)

12. Love Me Tender (featuring Elvis Presley)



Terrace Hill, The Iowa Governor’s Mansion, Des Moines, IA, Second Empire Style, 1869.
Terrace Hill, The Iowa Governor’s Mansion, Des Moines, IA, Second Empire Style, 1869.
“The Umbrella” (1883), Marie Bashkirtseff (Ukrainian, 1858-1884) Marie Bashkirtseff was a Ukrainian-born diarist, painter and sculptor. She only lived 25 years, but she produced a remarkable body of work in her short lifetime.  From the age of 13, Bashkirtseff began keeping a journal, and it is for this that she is most famous. Her personal account of the struggles of women artists is documented in her published journals, which are a revealing story of the bourgeoisie. Titled I Am the Most Interesting Book of All, her popular diary is still in print today.  

“The Umbrella” (1883), Marie Bashkirtseff (Ukrainian, 1858-1884) Marie Bashkirtseff was a Ukrainian-born diarist, painter and sculptor. She only lived 25 years, but she produced a remarkable body of work in her short lifetime.  From the age of 13, Bashkirtseff began keeping a journal, and it is for this that she is most famous. Her personal account of the struggles of women artists is documented in her published journals, which are a revealing story of the bourgeoisie. Titled I Am the Most Interesting Book of All, her popular diary is still in print today.  

"Still Life in White" (2008) by Travis Schlaht (American, born 1975)

"Still Life in White" (2008) by Travis Schlaht (American, born 1975)

"Study in Grey" (1906) by Emil Carlsen (Danish/American 1853- 1932)  Carlsen was an American Impressionist painter who emigrated to the United States from Denmark. In an era when many artists succumbed to the pressure resulting from The Armory Show to follow modernistic "developments" ,Carlsen remained faithful to his inborn aesthetic sense continuing to create at an extremely high qualitative level.  It is not a stretch to view him as one of the truly great American artists of the twentieth century.

"Study in Grey" (1906) by Emil Carlsen (Danish/American 1853- 1932)  Carlsen was an American Impressionist painter who emigrated to the United States from Denmark. In an era when many artists succumbed to the pressure resulting from The Armory Show to follow modernistic "developments" ,Carlsen remained faithful to his inborn aesthetic sense continuing to create at an extremely high qualitative level.  It is not a stretch to view him as one of the truly great American artists of the twentieth century.

Daubigny, Charles-François ‘The Big Valley of the Optevoz’ (1857) by Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878). Daubigny was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism. He was influenced by Corot and Courbet. He is considered to have been an influence on the then younger painters, Monet and Cézanne .

Daubigny, Charles-François ‘The Big Valley of the Optevoz’ (1857) by Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878). Daubigny was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism. He was influenced by Corot and Courbet. He is considered to have been an influence on the then younger painters, Monet and Cézanne .