What is it about a red balloon? Mmm: The classic 1956 Oscar-winning movie tells this story. The Redon balloon’s story is a lot older. His other work is just as interesting.
Behold his crying spider:
Maybe the spider is thinking of all the non-environmentally friendly effects of balloons, or of the use of Helium in balloons.
From the Odilon Redon Wikipedia entry:
- “I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.”
It drives me absolutely sCatty when you cannot get the stuff you paid for with one click. My apologies if you now got this eight times!
Here is an interesting article, via The Browser:
What’s is notable about ‘a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife’? (Christopher Howse of The Spectator on The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth). Now to remember that adjectives in English go in this order:
Snow on the ground!