Hamadryads, gorgons, and the faun.

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Hamadryads, gorgons, and the faun.

Postby jonquil » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:25 pm

If you find yourself in a magical mood for an art deco aesthetic, enter the enchanted circle and dance.

The hamadryad of the trees dances with you here:



The Queen of the Gorgons shows her sinuous locks here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oyl4OsJcY4&feature=related

And the tragic immortal Nijinsky becomes the Faun in a moving art tableau here in Charles Munch's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0xhr6N5nsY&feature=related

And here is the reconstruction « Nijinsky 1912 » of Christian Comte from a the lost movie of Nijinsky in the role of Faun in "The Afternoon of a Faun":



Also, from The New Yorker on "The Faun":

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2009/06/29/090629ta_talk_acocella
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Re: Hamadryads, gorgons, and the faun.

Postby Pandora » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:05 pm

jonquil wrote:


That looks like it could be a good stretching exercise after sitting 5 hours in a cubicle in an office. (That's how I'd be walking to the office kitchen for a snack)
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