I saw this tiny piano at the Pera Müzesi in Istanbul and thought of you. I hope you’re feeling anchored and rooted in your piano studies! And if you’re not, start today! Wishing you floaty and light feelings at the same time, though, because feeling rooted by itself isn’t enough - sometimes you have to fly!
I’m addicted to this show…
”How to compose a concerto and make money,” John and friend, Torquay, 1956 (oil on board)
How to Compose a Concerto
Spent ages today taking pictures of some of the rad stuff my grandparents have.
Girls at the piano (Tata and Katya), 1922. Zinaida Serebriakova (Russian, Art Nouveau, 1884-1967).
The artist’s daughters Tatyana and Ekaterina.
In the 1920s in Paris, she earned a living painting society portraits, but spent free time exploring subjects she had first discovered in Russia. She continued to paint affectionate studies of her daughters, often posing in the nude. She also painted other female models, reclining in her studio with patterned wraps and decorative drapes. Such nude studies were informal, often erotic, characterized by a spontaneous, but firm handling of line.
I really can’t imagine my life without music