At left is a vintage Russian poster encouraging us to reflect on the utterly precious and sublimely beautiful aspects of nature. I love the way graphic artists can distill a message down to its essence while producing something simple yet aesthetic. If you're an art poster aficionado, you'll want to take a gander at our series of books by Poster Auctions International. I also had to share with you this poster that Mary Chapin Carpenter put on her Facebook page. A beautiful image for a beautiful person.
Not so beautiful is the disturbing news that some crackpot defaced a Rothko painting with gobbleygook in ink at London's Tate Modern the other day. The museum has security in every room, but I guess he acted too fast. I hope they can get it out. BTW, did you that the Tate is the world’s most-visited art gallery? I would have thought the Louvre or the Met. Anyway, this painting was previously in the news because some people claim that Rothko's notes on the back indicate he wanted it hung horizontally instead of vertically (the current alignment is pictured at right in a Guardian photo). I tend to agree that it should be flipped.
Downtown Abbey. We can discern from the photo that nuptials are in store for Dame Edith, but because I have been resolutely avoiding reading the recaps in the British papers, I can't give you any more teasers! (We will have the DVD just as soon as it's available though, at a smashing price.)
|Jessica Brown Findley as Lady Sybil, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, at Lady Edith's wedding in Downton Abbey, Season 3. (Photo: Joss Barratt/Carnival Films)|