Friday, March 12, 2010

Lost Things of The Golden Days

The Golden Days by Balthus

This has become one of my favorite paintings. I've never looked at a painting and felt so drawn to it. It was more than the beauty and skill of the painter but what the painter could convey with just paint on a canvas. This might be my very first time 'getting' a painting. The fashion and glamour of it probably has a lot to do with it. This girl is confident, maybe even vain but she's a dreamer, and a romantic. She lies there, bored with the world but not with herself. She's not just admiring her beauty, although she is very aware of it, she's admiring her being and looking forward to something. Anything. She hears a knock on her door accompanied by the news that her suitor is there to see her. She's giddy but refined. Not having to hold anything back because she knows just how to act. They run through gardens. Play childish love games and she talks of things he doesn't understand but he would like to. When she judges her need to entertain and be entertained are satisfied she leaves him behind, hardly saying good bye, but still he will be back to see her again. She goes back to reclining without a care in the world.

This video is just as visually stimulating and inviting as the painting above. Ahh its so beautiful. The song is great just like all of A Fine Frenzy's songs. Enjoy :]

30 DAYS OF BLOGGING starting tomorrow :]
(this would have been good for my month celebration... Oh well!)
Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

I'm going to have a little trouble with this because it's so hard for me to pick favorite anything!


Marla Singer said...

oh wow i love the painting! and great vid, too <3

Faridah said...

I love that video so much!

Orphaned Apparel said...

Ah, I love A Fine Frenzy. Have fun with your 30 days project! I'd have trouble narrowing down one favorite too.

Sarah J said...