In Art, Ray Bradbury, Tributes on June 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm
This seems rather appropriate for the occasion, as well… And it IS June…
‘Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895. It is widely considered to be Leighton’s magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the figures of sleeping nymphs and naiads the Greeks often sculpted. The (toxic) Oleander branch in the top right, symbolises the fragile link between sleep and death.
The painting was honored in a song by Paul Weller on his Stanley Road album and Mexican singer Luis Miguel in his music video for the song Amarte es un Placer.
It also illustrates the cover of the 1989 album Waltz Darling by Malcolm McLaren.’
In Love, Ray Bradbury, Tributes on June 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Well… There was the technological flux and the radio silence…
Ray Bradbury passed away on June 5th.
I read all his books.
He was quite a man. His OWN man.
It seems only fitting that Venus was in transit to mark the occasion.
We shall not see the likes of him again this way soon…
Ad Astra, Ray.
I ❤ you.
Thanks a bunch.
“Love is easy,
and I love writing.
You can’t resist love.
You get an idea,
someone says something,
and you’re in love.”
~ Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
In Ray Bradbury, Tributes, Venus+Mars on June 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm
This just seems fitting…
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)
Mars was one of the lovers of Venus.
Here Mars is asleep and unarmed, while Venus is awake and alert.
The meaning of the painting is Love conquers War.
Love conquers all.
Mars is sleeping the ‘Little Death’ and not even a trumpet in his ear can wake him.
The little satyrs have stolen his lance — a joke to illustrate he is now unarmed.
Venus is still at once alert, awake and obviously victorious.
Let Love Reign