Born today … Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, October 15, 1844, Röcken, Germany.
“I wished to conquer the feeling of a full irresponsibility, to make
myself independent of praise and blame, of present and past”
“Today I learned by
chance what Zarathustra means; star of gold. This chance enchants
me” (Letter to Gast, 20th May 1883).
June of 2012 we featured German painter extraordinaire Deenesh Ghyczy, with his fragmented portraits. Here is new work from the Berlin-based artist who continues his practice of creating works that are serene, contemplative, and gaze into each subjects’ deeper conscious.
The “White Lady” is a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed all in white, who is said to appear whenever a descendant of the House of Habsburg is about to die.
According to folklore, she was seen at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna the night before Marie Antoinette was executed. She was also reported to have been seen by some near Mayerling, where crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide, and by his mother, Empress Elisabeth, shortly before she was assassinated.
Scott Outdoor Amphitheatre, Swarthmore College, PA. Designed by Thomas Sears and completed in 1942.
2ft high retaining walls are made from layers of local schist slabs and the randomly spaced trees are Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree) and Quercus alba (White Oak).
I love the idea of a ‘turf proscenium floor’ and it looks like a great place to learn. I can imagine this kind of space would conform to the theories of design laid out in ‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander…