Archive for the ‘Strange and Beautiful’ category

The Torment of St. Anthony

August 5, 2009

This sort of thing really happened back then. Really. Christians had it rough. Always fighting against demons and such …

Michelangelo's The Torment of St. Anthony (painted when he was 12 in 1487)

Michelangelo's The Torment of St. Anthony (painted when he was 12 in 1487)

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TV on the Radio

April 17, 2009

The Rite of Spring

April 6, 2009

Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” is one of my favorite pieces of music. It is hauntingly serene and creepy at the same time and, according to the stories anyway, there were riots during it’s premier in Paris in 1913. It seems turn of the century Parisians didn’t seal with the pagan nature of the story and the thoroughly animistic choreography.