Thanks for sharing these gorgeous drawings. They remind me of Erte.
There's a setting of the same poem, sung by Richard Thompson, on the French Frith Kaiser Thompson album Live Loaf Larf & Love. The song is credited to H[akim Conrad] Archuletta, but I'm assuming he's just the one who set the Rumi text to music.
Elizabeth, I've been planning an Erte post and thinking of him recently after finding an incredible book on art deco (most books on art deco seem to be godawful). Here's a link for anyone who doesn't know him.Chris, I'm going to break out that album tonight -- I've had it for years but I don't think I ever actually listened to it (I'm as bad with records as I am with books).
overwhelmed by emotions & joyous tears!! already familiar with your journey's; i was looking up ali akbar sadeghi's work, and my research lead me to your previous entry. oh the joy the joy when my finger clicked for the home page. your finds never cease to amaze me.reem from the united arab emirates :)
Thanks so much Reem. Clicking through to your tumblr I discovered the Ali Akbar Sadeghi film which I was not aware of. Please get in touch if you find any more of his work -- maybe we can do a post together about him!
It's a great record, Will, maybe a little uneven (not to mention strange) but there are some real gems on it. Once you've given it a few spins you can read my related piece from back when I first started blogging:http://mysite.verizon.net/ckearin/dreamersrise22.html
Simply gorgeous. I want to say so much more but lack the words. Another time, perhaps.
Kahraman's artwork is incredible. Thanks for introducing me to it!
http://vjesci.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/giger-koo-koo-debbie-harry/ .especially the last words in the post.
These are intense and beautiful. There's something a bit Japonisant about them, no?
Wonderful delicate drawings! thank you, and yes very like Erte.
Beautiful, delicate and poignant. And I am eagerly awaiting your Erté collection.