Nathaniel was shy in our first encounter a few months ago, if not a little wary. He took a step back when I approached to say I liked the way his violin music turned the clatter around downtown L.A.'s Pershing Square into an urban symphony.
1750s, England or the Netherlands - Fan - Skin leaf painted in gouache with touches of gilt; pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks; pierced, carved and painted guard; mother-of-pearl - Obverse: five vignettes: architectural setting, center; flanked by man and two women having tea, left; and man, woman, cupid, and dog in pastoral setting, right; reclining women in pastoral settings to outsides; gilt floral borders
My Nan is a phenomenal woman with a needle who has taken to embroidering the notation for entire musical works. The last time I was home she allowed me to photograph her largest and most recent project Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' from 'A Carnival of Animals' transcribed for the violin (or indeed any treble stave instrument.) The colourful border contains Saint-Saens' works and the animals from the Carnival itself. Pure lovely. #composer #music #violin #classical #saintsaens #sewing #sheetmusic…
1880 Christmas Card. In the center are 4 choir girls singing, holding hymnals, and one girl playing the violin. In the background a shepherd sits with 3 sheep, an angel appears in the upper left corner, stars and passion flowers throughout. The caption within the background reads: "In* Ex-cel-si-s. Glor-ia*, A-men*" A border frames the images. In the top of the border are the words "The Lord of all good Christmas was of a women born". Right side, "Now all your sorrows