Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt playing for his son Babik, 1944.

Django Reinhardt playing for his son Babik, 1944.

Another one for the Great Artists at home file.  A beautiful image of Django Reinhardt with his son.  He was only about 34 when this was taken; ten years before his untimely death.

Sunday Music

A beautiful and sentimental song by Dougie MacLean, a Scottish artist.  If you’ve never heard of him you probably know at least one of his tunes.  MacLean’s most famous piece is probably  “The Gael”, from his 1990 album The Search, which was adapted by Trevor Jones as the main theme to The Last of the MohicansYou know: dumm dumdum dumm  dumdum dum dum dumm, dumm dumdum dumm dumdum dum dum dumm … anyway, you get the point.  Enjoy.

A Spot of Art

The Cavalier - Eduard Charlemont.

The Cavalier – Eduard Charlemont.

I like everything about this painting.  Eduard Charlemont is an easy one to spot.  Generally, his subjects are flamboyantly dressed, generally holding a drink, and often have a musical instrument; even if it’s just a drum.  I think I’m ready to be this guy.  And note the excellent little tusk-tenon bench.