‘Lost In A Lost World’ — Read the lyrics

This is the opening track on The Moody Blues 1972 album, Seventh Sojourn.

The song title, ‘Lost in a Lost World’ speaks for itself. If anything, the lyrics are more appropriate now than they were 49 years ago — they are quite profound and prophetic, a very sad testimony to where we are now, what we have become.

But there is always hope. Even if it feels that we have been deserted, goodness can and will return. That process begins by understanding the truth…through prayer…and through love.

Copyright Francis 2021

Renaissance Science – IV — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

We have now reached the period of history that the majority of people automatically think of when the hear or read the name, The Renaissance. The majority probably also think, when the hear the term, of a period in European art history, often called the Italian Renaissance, doing which the great artists Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael […]

Renaissance Science – IV — The Renaissance Mathematicus

anmar news • week #1 — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

It’s been 9 days since the launch of my design site, anmar* As this is an evolving project, small changes take place constantly in order to make it easier to navigate and as informative as possible. One of those changes was adding a “latest posts” list on the main page. So here’s a review in […]

anmar news • week #1 — Marina Kanavaki

BELLA DONNA — Little Things (Reblog)

engraved within him is a mysterious name,which somehow resembles a lovely dame.like scars painted without a hint of shame.which led him to ponder, what is this game? maybe it was destiny, or it could be fate.they met at a moment that was out of dateright there on an unexpected rendezvoushe was left dumbfounded, without any […]

BELLA DONNA — Little Things

Four best eye painters, during 18th century — paintdigi (Reblog)

The history of art Four best eye painters, during 18th century RosAlba Carriera: Venetian woman painter (Italy), born October 7, 1675 in Chioggia, died in Venice April 15, 1757. Allegory of Music – Rosalba Carreiera (Author: Irina . Source: flickr) A Gentleman in a Gold Patterned Coat and Violet-Brown Cape – Rosalba Carriera (source: pt.wikipedia) […]

Four best eye painters, during 18th century — paintdigi

Photography, A Beginner’s Guide,Talking Pictures, Image and Message (3) – An article by Goff James — Art, Photography and Poetry (Reblog)

Goff James, Self Portrait 1, 2017 (FL 18.00mm, Exp. 1/5 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3200) Sometimes, especially for a beginner, it is good to look at photographs one has taken as well as those of other photographers; by doing so, one is able to learn to understand better what photography is all about. In my last […]

Photography, A Beginner’s Guide,Talking Pictures, Image and Message (3) – An article by Goff James — Art, Photography and Poetry

Vincent Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear — December 23 1888

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On December 23 1888, artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear following a row with fellow artist, Frenchman Paul Gaugin. There are, however, some alternative hypotheses.

The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.

Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.

*An astrological analysis of Vincent Van Gogh.

Copyright Francis 2020