My photo is taken from a blog called Vintage Photography that I came across this week.
Vintage Photographs that has been previously mentioned on these pages.)
This is a Sepia Saturday post.
What I want to know is who took the photo & where were they standing?Me & Cathy went to Manchester Art Gallery today ( plus another delicious-albeit it wind -inducing meal at The Manchester Buddhist Center )
I was fucking blown away by the Grayson Perry Exhibition.Bloody Brilliant! I laughed out loud while looking at it ( turns out, he used to take Acid.I think ,on my part, it was the shock of recognition?)............Previous to today, I only knew him from the telly.I thought him some sad old bloke in bad makeup & frocks, but Mr Perry is a Wizard.He is a True Star!
Grayson Perry's 7ft by 2ft etching "Print for a Politician" has been bought by the contemporary collection at the House of Commons..." Read More>>>>
You can see my photos from the day here
Below.a very small detail of Grayson Perry's "Print For A Politician" I took a photo of...........
As You Will Gather ,I am much taken with Miss Polly.I Have Been Embedding Her To Death Here Recently ! Enough...........! :)
Meanwhile & Finally, back in The Land of Sepia..........
.."In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.
In the romantic atmosphere of fin de siècle Europe the girl’s face became an ideal of feminine beauty. The protagonist of Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge writes, “The mouleur, whose shop I pass every day, has hung two plaster masks beside his door. [One is] the face of the young drowned woman, which they took a cast of in the morgue, because it was beautiful, because it smiled, because it smiled so deceptively, as if it knew.”
Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”
If I were very clever I would suggest that the above tale was a cunning metaphor for the Tory changes to the N.H.S. .........
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