Thursday, May 31, 2007

"Pink Narcissus" - Street Scene

Street Scene from "Pink Narcissus" by James Bidgood, from left to right, Andrew Starr, Donald L. Brooks, Charles Ludlam, Larry Rey

Angel, by James Bidgood

Donald L. Brooks as Angel, 1969 photo collage by James Bidgood.

Pink Narcissus

The original James Bidgood photo with reference to May 29th Robert Patrick Pentatych.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pentatych by Robert Patrick

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gimme a Head with Hair PLUS Fashions to Match!!!

DORIC WILSON, 1969, MICHAEL WARREN POWELL, 1968, DONALD L. BROOKS (with Andrew Starr in "Pink Narcissus," photo James Bidgood) 1969, Edward Crosby Welles, 1964, WALTER MICHAEL HARRIS, 1968.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day -- 2007
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth
John Singer Sargent -- American painter
Tate Gallery, London
Oil on canvas
221 x 114.3 cm
Presented by Sir Joseph Duveen 1906
Tate Gallery, London

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Probably the closest Sargent ever got to the Pre-Raphael Brotherhood was with his paintings of the famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847–1928) as Lady Macbeth after the first performance in the role; and yet this is not at all an allegorical painting, just a straight portrait of the actress in costume playing Lady Macbeth. Still, the tone, the costume, the medieval implications are very much in theme with Edward Burne-Jones and the Aesthetic Pre-Raphaelitism.

Is there any reason for a man to starve to death, be it for love or any thing?

Friday, May 11, 2007

I see the sun setting in all its glory -- the impending night with its own particular beauty beckons with a cool reflection of the stars we could not see by day, shining upon us at night with the memories of our not-forgotten friends each twinkling through the black night in teasing echo of "vanity of vanities", leaving us to rest in peace with the knowledge that a thousand years from now, none of this will matter.

To enjoy what there is of life and celebrate each other's existence in the here and now is all we have before the shadows fold their arms around us as we drift into eternal sleep.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Where on Earth am I?

I'm not, I'm on the Moon!

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