Monthly Archives: December 2014

Chabrier and the Impressionists

Moreland peruses a book while visiting the Maclintick’s apartment: “The life of Chabrier is enjoyable…. Why wasn’t one a nineteenth century composer living in Paris and hobnobbing with the Impressionist painters?” [CCR 108/] The French composer Alexis-Emannuel Chabrier (1841-1894) merits … Continue reading

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Images — Goya’s Winter

Jenkins is speaking with his brother-in-law, Robert Tolland, who says while playing a record, “I love Les Parfums de la Nuit. I think that really is the bit I like best.” The passage continues with Jenkins asking, “‘ Do you … Continue reading

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Norman Chandler, if painted by Picasso

Moreland says of Norman Chandler, “The great artists have always decided beforehand what form looks are to take in the world, and Norman is pure Picasso — one of those attenuated, androgynous mountebanks of the Blue Period, who haven’t had … Continue reading

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French Eighteenth Century Engravings

Backstage after The Duchess of Malfi, Moreland takes Nick to meet Matilda in her dressing room.  “The scene was a little like those depicted in French eighteenth-century engravings where propriety is archly threatened in the presence of an amorous abbé … Continue reading

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