The hills had forgotten her. Her search was in vain. Her home refilled.
She was no more.
"We Forage and We Starve."
Samantha Mash 2013
My first Google Doodle after two months on the disabled list due to a broken neck. This is for Olga Ferri, a famous Argentinian ballet dancer, often considered one of the best Giselles to perform that role.
I saw Giselle many years ago, and remember being struck by the second act – how the main character, in her second life, danced all night to distract and save the man who broke her heart (which ending up causing her death, mind you). In some ways, the movement is about second chances, and in many ways, that’s why I wanted to work on this Doodle.
Leonardo da Vinci: studies in detail.
Study of Two Warriors’ Heads for the Battle of Anghiari (1504 - 1505); Superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck - recto (c.1510); Sheet Studies - recto (1470-80); Head of Leda (1504-6).Leonardo da Vinci was master of his brush, and his pen or chalk. This photoset has four examples of Leonardo’s studies for paintings, general sketches, and studies of anatomy. And interestingly, in each drawing, his use of the pen is different, in a way which most clearly expresses and achieves the ‘point’ (or message) of the study. He can masterfully articulate with quick, swirly lines and just as easily make tightly controlled lines seem effortlessly executed.
"Edge" | Erika Pattison Photographed by Kathrin Müller-Heffter for REVS magazine