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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…
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.
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
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
you are missing out! My personal favourite version has artwork by Eleanor Vere Boyle.
And if you are looking for a faithful film adaptations, try to catch the 1976 television version starring George C. Scott.
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?