Adone e Venere (Adonis and Venus) by Antonio Canova
Roses by Claude Monet
The Concierto de Aranjuez written in 1939 by composer Joaquin Rodrigo. Just a beautiful song that I've loved since the first time I've ever heard it.
The Studio Window - John Lavery
Constantin Guys, Winter Drive, n.d.
John Singer Sargent - A Street in Venice [c.1880窶"82]
#1 Scranton, PA ...
Ahhh... nostalgic. :)
"It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it."
Devant l’Opéra par Temps de Neige (1879), Jean Béraud
Ravens are well-known for their intelligence, they are also very playful birds, performing mid-air acrobatics, playing 'games' with each other's beaks and passing stones to one another. They eat a wide variety of food, including carrion, small vertebrates, and insects.
Pairs stay together for life, and defend a territory from which they exclude all other ravens. Breeding begins in February or March. Following a mating display involving posturing, mutual preening and beak caressing, the pair make a solid nest (or renovate the previous year's nest) of sticks lined with moss and mud. Ravens do not tend to travel widely; during winter adults remain in their breeding territory, and young birds do not tend to disperse further away than 20 miles.
A rich wealth of folklore and mythology centres on the raven; King Arthur is said to return in the form of a raven, Noah sent out a raven from the Ark to fly 'forth and fro until the waters were dried up from off the earth', and the Norse god Odin had two ravens who flew the world to return to his shoulders and whisper what was happening into his ears.
JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT 1796 - 1875
Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld
Oil on canvas
Cave of the Happy Dancing Horse