Masked Harlequin, the commedia dell’arte’s leading man, lures an innocent, elegantly dressed young lady into the world of prostitution. She’s caught the eye of a displeased young man, dressed in dapper clothes. They stand out in this scene of costumed characters in exaggerated clothing.
Gillot’s light, quick brushstrokes mimics the satirical subject and lighthearted portrayal of human folly.
Fashion Fridays explores art, history, and costume inspired by the exhibition Rococo to Revolution #NowOnView
Scene from the Italian Comedy (recto), about 1700, Claude Gillot. The J. Paul Getty Museum
1947 Sheet music with Jujne Allyson and Peter Lawford pictured.
from the MGM Movie ”GOOD NEWS”
almost done _ 17x17cm in o-check
Bob Dylan’s Harmonica from High School | circa 1959
Hohner Echo Harmonica, circa 1959. Very Good condition. A harmonica owned jointly by Dylan and his friend Dale Boutang, played by both during their high school days in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Manufactured by M. Hohner, this particular harmonica was chosen because the name of the model was the same as Dylan’s girlfriend in high school, Echo Helstrom. The harmonica has been in the possession of Boutang since their school days together, and Boutang has written a letter attesting to the provenance. “I was a classmate and close, personal friend of Bob Zimmerman, who later changed his name to Bob Dylan. Bob and I shared many of our harmonicas and guitars. This one such harmonica, which I ended up keeping from our high school days. I have had [it] in my possession ever since.”
Perhaps the greatest testament to ownership of this item is Dale Boutang’s crudely scrawled name, along the black edge of the harmonica, between the metal plates. Also included are all insurance documents relating to this item while it was on a worldwide tour with the Experience Music Project, a museum of music history founded by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.
Near Fine. In a custom clamshell box.
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPTheGreatIndoors
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
The goal this weekend is to take beautiful and creative photos of interior spaces. Some tips to get you started:
- The make-or-break part of shooting any interior is the light. Shoot when the space is flooded with soft, natural window light and turn off any electric lights you can control.
- Before you start shooting, take some time to declutter the space. If it’s a room of your own, tidy up and make sure decorations are simply and elegantly arranged. Don’t be afraid to rearrange your home to get the shot you want!
- For a polished look, pay careful attention to perspective and aim to keep vertical lines parallel. Many mobile phone cameras let you enable a grid when shooting. Turn it on to help you get your lines nice and straight.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPTheGreatIndoors hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!