winter haiku d’hiver = Tom ThomsonTom Thomson,the northern lights alighton his palette
Tom Thomson,l’aurore boréale, l’éclairsur sa palette Richard VallanceTom Thomson (1866-1917), who perished when his canoe sank in the summer of 1917, was perhaps the iconic painter of the illustrious Canadian Group of Seven painters.Tom Thomson ( 1866-1917 ), qui a péri quand son canot a sombré l’eté de 1917, était, paraît-il, le peintre iconique du Groupe des septs, des peintres illustres canadiens.
Progress on the restoration of the Parthenon, the Temple of AthenaNikei and the Propylaia: Part A, what the Parthenon, Temple ofAthena Nikei and the Propylaia looked like BEFORE restoration:
The restoration of Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nikei and thePropylaia is making fantastic progress as of 2018. To put it all incontext, I am posting here the deplorable condition of these 3landmarks in the 15th., 17th. and 19th., centuries, before restoration.Here you see two views of of the Ottoman Acropolis in 1456. It is stillin magnificent condition. Notice that the Ottomans did not desecratethe beautiful frieze of the parthenon, much to their credit as anadvanced civilization.
What a terrible shame while it was being used as a gunpowdermagazine, that it was hit by artillery shot and damaged severely andblown to bits by the Venetians in 1687 as seen here. The buildings ofthe Acropolis suffered significant damage during the 1687 siege by theVenetians in the Morean War, fought between the Republic of Veniceand the Ottoman Empire between 1684 and 1699. Here you see ablack and white rendition of that terrible destruction:
Here you can see for yourself a composite of the deplorable conditionthe Parthenon and the Propylaia in the nineteenth century.Also illustrated here is the stunning dealized reconstruction paintingof the Acropolis and Areios Pagos in Athens, by Leo von Klenze, 1846.