Something For the Weekend #2

8 Dec


‘It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different and to be able to combine them into some new form’. William Plomer

Some inspirational snippets and recommendations for your weekend


Something to Watch: 

DVD: Heaven


A Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi film directed by Thomas Tykwer (Run Lola Run) about a woman who takes the law into her own hands, and much much more…

Why you could watch it:

Brilliant performances, beautiful cinematography, challenging direction and beautiful, beautiful soundtrack:


The HuntGreat film review of ‘The Hunt’ the latest film from Thomas Vinterberg director of Festen by ‘the tale of bengwy’( a site with stimulating music, film and book reviews).


Something To Look At: 

Gerti Schiele in a Plaid Garment by Egon Schiele

Angular, Edgy, Delicate and Spiky

Gerti Shiele

Egon Schiele
charcoal and tempure on brown wove paper, c. 1908

To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life. 
Egon Schiele 


Something To Read:

William Wordsworth


A Night-Piece by William Wordsworth

——The sky is overcast
With a continuous cloud of texture close,
Heavy and wan, all whitened by the Moon,
Which through that veil is indistinctly seen,
A dull, contracted circle, yielding light
So feebly spread, that not a shadow falls,
Chequering the ground–from rock, plant, tree, or tower.
At length a pleasant instantaneous gleam
Startles the pensive traveller while he treads
His lonesome path, with unobserving eye
Bent earthwards; he looks up–the clouds are split
Asunder,–and above his head he sees
The clear Moon, and the glory of the heavens.
There, in a black-blue vault she sails along,
Followed by multitudes of stars, that, small
And sharp, and bright, along the dark abyss
Drive as she drives: how fast they wheel away,
Yet vanish not!–the wind is in the tree,
But they are silent;–still they roll along
Immeasurably distant; and the vault,
Built round by those white clouds, enormous clouds,
Still deepens its unfathomable depth.
At length the Vision closes; and the mind,
Not undisturbed by the delight it feels,
Which slowly settles into peaceful calm,
Is left to muse upon the solemn scene. 

William Wordsworth


Something To Think About:

Humility is attentive patience. 
Simone Weil 

Simone Weil

In Our Time , Radio feature on Simone Weil.

Really interesting!

2 Responses to “Something For the Weekend #2”

  1. nordicblackbird December 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Peace in the world, peace in my heart – with gracious thanks to ArtiPeeps for such entry 🙂

    • ArtiPeep December 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Nat, I’m so glad you liked Something For the Weekend, the Arvo Part piece is so beautiful. It really does fill your heart doesn’t it? And if you like the music you’ll love the film Heaven. Come back next Saturday and see what I cook up next ;). All the best!

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