Thursday, May 31, 2012

Evening's Glow

Wolfgang Bayer, Stromboli eruption
From here

Jazz Corner ~ John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
"My One and Only Love"

Art Gallery ~ Amadeo Modigliani

Amadeo Modigliani
Woman with Red Hair (1917)

Producing Joy ~ Walt Whitman

"Do anything, but let it produce joy."

The words are by Walt Whitman,
who was born on May 31, 1819.
The photograph is called "Greentown," by Nemo.
From Pixdaus.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jupiter and Io

The "pizza moon" in the title of this blog is Io, one of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter -- Io, Callista, Ganymede, and Europa -- each of which is named for one of Jupiter's (Zeus's) many lovers. Io happens to be the closest of those moons to Jupiter's surface, which in turn causes the constant and violent volcanic activity that gives Io its "pizza" appearance. To attempt a quick recap of the legend of Jupiter and Io, and how that myth plays itself out in the reality of these two heavenly bodies, simply would not do justice to its many nuances. All in good time.

Guillermo Abramson, Jupiter and Io
From here

Art Gallery - Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot
"Hide and Seek"

Berthe Morisot
"Young Woman in an Evening Dress"