Thursday, August 6, 2009

Peri

You're undoubtedly tired of my touting the print/poster/book store that I frequented in late 60s Chicago, but oh I got a lot of great things there. Below is a small print of A Peri by Gustave Moreau (one of my favorites, as I'm sure you're tired of reading), and below that a large postcard of a beautiful Peri fan. And bottom below is an internet grab of the Moreau painting.

A Peri is supposed to have been descended from fallen angels, which is also a version of lore about the Faerie race.





2 comments:

oeconomist.com said...

I doubt that I am alone in appreciating your weaving your personal relationship with these works in with your presentation of the images. I just wish that I could have wandered through that same store.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Daniel. When I first determined that I was going to make this an autobiographical examination of the pictorial arts I surprised myself that so many images were integral to my psyche, with specific and fond memories attached. I'm sure everyone has that experience to one degree or another, and I enjoy seeing and reading others' experiences in that way. But images really are my life and that store was like an emporium of the imagination. The owners were printmakers as well as importers and I knew a good thing when I saw it. I have more of that stuff to share.