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The Songs From the Film TELL ME ~hideと見た景色~

This post is only about a four-track CD that came as a bonus with the limited edition Blu-ray movie release. The movie is called TELL ME ~hideと見た景色~ (directed by Renpei Tsukamoto) and it was released both as a DVD and Blu-ray format on 7 December 2022. I bought it only to get the bonus CD. Yes,... Continue Reading →

A Famous Portrait of Louis Pasteur by Albert Edelfelt

A famous chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur was born 200 years ago, on 27 December 1822. But I am not writing about him, but I want you to pay a little bit of attention on the most famous portrait made of him. The reason for my relatively short blog post of today is the fact... Continue Reading →

The Early Years of William Hogarth

William Hogarth was born 325 years ago, on 10 November 1697, so it's a perfect time to recall his earlier years. As I cannot write anything shortly, I quote Wikipedia, which says that Hogarth was "an English painter, engraver, pictorial satirist, social critic, editorial cartoonist and occasional writer on art". I guess that sums pretty... Continue Reading →

William Hogarth: The Reward of Cruelty

'The Reward of Cruelty' is the last image of William Hogarth's series The Four Stages of Cruelty that was published in February 1751. It is one of my favourite engravings from Hogarth and thus I decided to close this year by it. I wrote earlier this month a presentation about Jacqueline Riding's book called Hogarth. Life... Continue Reading →

Lloyd’s Building in Photos

The Lloyd's Building in London was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 18 November 1986. I took some photos of it on 7 April 1995. I was thinking that the buildings's 35th birthday is a perfect day to show them here on my blog. The Lloyd's building (by Richard Rogers and Partners) was designed... Continue Reading →

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