Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pre-Raphaelite Rock Stars

Ophelia by John Everett Millais

As I said in some older posts, I'm currently obsessed with the Pre-Raphaelite art. For those of you who don't know this art movement, here's a brief introduction: the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) was a secret group of English artists founded by the painters Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, who were joined by other painters later, such as William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. The group's intention was to take back English art to the freshness and originality they found in paintings of the early Italian Renaissance.
I'm absolutely in love with the PRB's paintings and models/muses (Lizzie Siddal now is on my list of "Women who inspire me") and since I reached my life's purpose, the next thing I want to do is make a pilgrimage to the Tate Britain (or visit a Pre-Raphaelite exhibition, if possible) and Elizabeth Siddal's grave.

OK, now I've bored you enough, so I'll tell you what this post is about: since I knew the PRB through Catherine James' book, I decided to write about rock stars and their connection to the Brotherhood. 

The Who: Live in Amsterdam 5th July 2013

I still have to realize it, but guess what? Last month I went to Amsterdam and saw the Who in concert!!! That was the best night of my life, the show was wonderful and so were Roger and Pete!!
So now I guess my life is complete, but I wish I could go to another Who concert. Love Post concert depression reign o'er me now :'(
These are two of the four photos I took, I didn't post the others because they were awful. Also, I decided to focus on the show, so I didn't take more pictures.
Pete said that a DVD of the concert will be released, so I'm very excited and can't wait to get my own copy!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Group on Goodreads

Hi everyone! Just a post to tell you about an idea I had recently: I love reading rock biographies, novels and book about the Sixties and Seventies etc etc... but the problem is that I can never find something interesting. Some months ago I joined Goodreads, which is a social network where you can find new books to read and friends with the same tastes as you, rate books and write reviews and many other things. I found out that you can also create groups and I thought: "Maybe a group could be a good place where to find new books!".