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B: From Bogdanov-Belsky to Brigadoon

For my 2017 challenge, I was not sure quite what I wanted to blog about. Numerous ideas were coming to mind but each seemed to require even more energy and strength. So I've decided to focus on an acronym for ART:
A - Artists (musicians, painters, photographers, writers, etc.)
R - Reading (books, poems, etc.)
T - Theater (movies, musicals, plays, etc.)

So let's begin...
Reading a Letter, 1892
Artists: Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky (Russian)
In the Shade
I will confess that there is something especially moving and romantic that comes when an artist, whether painter or photographer, captures the simplest of moments and preserves them for all to see. It is as if our painter has captured with his brush a prayer of hope and tranquility that we can all gaze upon for our own betterment.

R: Beauty and the Beast
 Beauty and the Beast is a timeless story that has led to numerous movies, t.v. shows, and even the current Disney blockbuster - The Beauty and the Beast. However, if you have not yet read the French tale by

T: Brigadoon (book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe)

If you are a fan of the classic musical genre, then you are probably familiar with Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly's sublime pairing in the 1954 film. Or what about the 1966 rare treat of seeing Peter Falk (pre-Columbo) as Jeff?


  1. This was wonderful to read and also interesting. I learned much today, Thank you.


  2. I love the art pieces you chose! And I's the simplistic moments captured that are so moving.

  3. Love your ART concept, Joy.

  4. There was a French Beauty and the Beast movie two, maybe three year ago? I really want to see that one... Also, love Russian realism...

    The Multicolored Diary: WTF - Weird Things in Folktales

  5. I am loving your artists! The subjects are so ordinary, yet beautiful!
    Lisa / Tales from the Love Shaque

  6. I think those mundane moments captured are great because it's like looking into the past and seeing a slice of history.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author


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