The 1929 version of The Age of Innocence. Katharine Cornell stars as the Countess Ellen Olenska.
French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (Oct. 9, 1835 - 1921) was one of the latest of the late Romantics…
Debussy said of him, unkindly: “I have a horror of sentimentality, and I cannot forget that its name is Saint-Saëns.” M. Camille on his part retaliated: “The only reason I have stayed in Paris to speak ill of Pelléas et Mélisande.”
by Emil Orlik, 1902
Oscar Wilde (via theformofbeauty)
Egon Schiele, Vienna (ca. 1915) by Johannes Fischer
Schiele only rarely had his portrait taken by a photographer, the most impressive images (a serie of 8 portraits in 1914) were made by Anton Josef Trčka, who signed his works with «Antios». Johannes Fischer is the second best known photographer, who portrayed Schiele. In contrast to Trčka’s expressive portraits of the artist, Schiele presents himself for Fischer one year later in a completely different fashion. The images are more classic and unpretentious, even though in this largely unknown portrait, Schiele’s positioning of hands stands out.
Aart Klein. Coalbrookdale, England, c. 1960