Posted 4/14/14 @ 6:48 PM
Thanks tumblr, for letting me know I’ve seen Alex Vlahos on stage, WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT.
Osiria Rose has a lovely two color combination of blood-red petals on the inside and silvery white on the outside
This is the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
Posted 4/14/14 @ 6:46 PM
Paolo Veronese, The Vision of St Helena (1580)
Posted 4/14/14 @ 6:44 PM
The reconstruction of Richard III’s head is doing the rounds of the UK at the moment, and right now it happens to be located at the British Museum, so I thought I’d pop along and take a look at it in the flesh, as it were. (sadly my photos are a bit terrible, because the reflections on the glass get in the way!)
I’ve always been suspicious of the Josephine Tey attitude that Richard doesn’t look like the kind of person who could have had his nephews murdered, because, what, he’d need to resemble the Shakespearean version of himself to be capable of that?! I thought equating the beautiful and the good went out with the Victorians. However. However, it’s undeniably a sensitive, thoughtful, intelligent face, one suited to study and contemplation; he doesn’t look impulsive and hot-blooded in the way that, say, Edward or Warwick were, but gentle and approachable. (which means absolutely nothing in terms of his nephews, but I can see how it might bring you up short.)
Also - without wanting to be too creepy and Philippa Langley about it - it’s an attractive face; not perfectly handsome, despite the killer Neville bone structure (seriously, all medieval representations seem to cast that family with ridiculous cheekbones, cf. the weepers on Richard Beauchamp’s tomb) because the chin throws everything off and the mouth is slightly too close to the nose, but far better-looking than I’d ever thought about or expected.
Posted 4/14/14 @ 6:40 PM
Sadly the head only came with a couple of other bits and pieces, rather than the full exhibition that’s been seen elsewhere - so no Middleham Jewel! - but I was glad to get the chance to see it nonetheless.