Ireland’s favourite painting according to RTÉ Masterpiece television series. The image is one of the most popular in the National Gallery’s collection. Despite the tragic story portrayed, it is still viewed as one of the most romantic paintings in Ireland. There have even been marriage proposals made before it. They said “This richly coloured watercolour painting depicts Hellelil and Hildebrand, meeting on the stone stairway of a tower. The princess’s father regarded the young soldier, Hildebrand as an unsuitable match for his daughter and ordered his sons to kill him. The painting captures the poignant final embrace of the ill-fated lovers”.
Note: Due to its medium and sensitivity to light, the painting is only available to view for a limited period on the following days: Mondays and Wednesdays 11-12pm; Saturdays 2-3pm. The painting is located in the Millennium Wing (Room 1) of the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.
Has it really been two years? Would you like to go back? Do we have to go back? Who knows. There are a lot of people out there who were not happy with the ending of the show. I watched an interview with Damon Lindelof on The Verge earlier and I have to admit, he tells it pretty straight. The show finished. What happened, happened! End of story. Ben and Hurley with a little help from Walt are now running the island…. WTF!!! What was that? Tell me more Mr Lindelof…. PLEASE!!!!!!
Over at shortstormtrooper.com there is a nice piece on The three lost Rocketeer posters.
“For over thirty years, trained architect-turned photographer/ pilot Alex MacLean has documented the American landscape from the air. His remarkable photographs capture the surreal beauty of the visual patterns formed by the intersection of natural and constructed environments. In Up on the Roof, MacLean directs his lens at the rarely seen “top floor” of New York City and reveals a hidden world of amazing complexity, diversity, and life. Alongside the city’s famous water towers are pools, sunbathers, tennis courts, art, restaurants, gardens, and solar panels. MacLean’s photographs leave little doubt about New York City’s “green” potential and the belief that improved outdoor spaces above lead to more livable cities below. Maps and captions help the reader to easily identify the photographs. Whether you are new to the city native born, this fascinating look at hidden New York will be a revelation.”
Available now on Amazon Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces
Piano Doorbell by Li Jian
His wiki page says “Mark Jenkins is an American artist most widely known for the street installations he creates using box sealing tape. In addition to creating art, he also teaches his sculpture techniques through workshops in cities he visits”. But his website says so much more with visuals… Check it out over here
I came across this while searching for tips on how to take macro shots on your iPhone. After toying with the ideas of magnifying glasses, I think I’m just gonna go and get these. You can Buy the Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle and Telephoto Phone Lenses at the Photojojo Store!