August 4, 2017

At the Me-and-My-Angel Café...

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The photo, taken last Saturday, is from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It's a Tiffany window called "Angel of the Resurrection" (or "President Benjamin Harrison Memorial Window"). I was amused at the posing for this photograph. I mean, why do it at all if you're not going to get your person standing right in front of it and having the illusion of angel wings? If you're going to be humble and little-me-off-to-the-side about it, why not get out of the way altogether?

35 comments:

Feste said...

Perfect. Chapel - recently saw another Peck move, “Scarlet and the Black,” Peck reprises in part his role, “Keys to the Kingdom,” in a bit more elevated status as monsignor (real life, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty) in the Vatican, versus SS-Obersturmbannführer Herbert Kappler, a slight puff, but largely a true story - Peck hiding thousands of POWs fled to occupied Rome. Peck prays - silently (I love that part) - in a side-chapel like this. Functional prayer. Then, all prayed-up, goes out and foils the bad guys. The ending is, won’t spoil it, straight out of the Heart of this very prayer chapel. I’m no Catholic. But, I’d kiss the Pope’s (John Gielgud) ring for this one.

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Ralph L said...

I saw that window on TV about 2 weeks ago. His wife commissioned it.

mccullough said...

Angel, be silent in your luminous cloud
And hear the melody of proper sound

traditionalguy said...

Is that the Left Wing or the Right Wing Christ? The Argentine Jesuit playing the World Climate Pope is all Left Wing.

Ralph L said...

That's the Protestant Christ.

Etienne said...
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Etienne said...

A really weird voice from the 60's, was France Gall. I think her little girl voice was all the rage. You will freak out when you see the dancers go off. At the end she can't keep a straight face because the two dancers are sticking their tongues out at her:

We are not Angels

Here's a heavy metal version:

Heavy Metal We are not Angels

That's some freaky shit right there.

The boys kiss the girls
...The girls who wear pants

About the girls...

We like the boys
...With their long hair


This was about the time the Monkee's and the Archies were ruling Top-40 in America...

mikeski said...

Why do it at all if you're not going to get your person standing right in front of it and having the illusion of angel wings?

Because the person is substantially shorter than the angel, and the angel is 2 or 3 feet above the floor?

I suppose she could pose facing the window, to give the illusion of an angel kneeing her in the face... the End Times are coming, and they're coming for you!

Etienne said...

Chanson d'Après-midi

My soul by you cured,
By you, light and color!
Explosion of heat
In my black Siberia!


The weird thing is, that women in the 1860's were pleasantly plump, and very hairy (dark Siberia maybe), and men were colored like raisins from outside field work. But I guess they could still explode with her "languorous poses on her cushions..."

Lydia said...

I mean, why do it at all if you're not going to get your person standing right in front of it and having the illusion of angel wings?

Because that's got irony written all over it, and I don't think a faithful Christian, if that's what she is, would really be into that.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

Etienne,

Great stuff. The past is another country and all that, but some things are just inexplicably weird.

Bay Area Guy said...

Santa Monica is nice. Venice is a bit wild, but enjoyable. Century City is nice. Beverly Hills is outlandishly wealthy and nice. However, LAX sucks. Worst airport.

Luke Lea said...
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Luke Lea said...

Given that grand jury selection is by lottery, I'd be interested in Ann's views on how Mueller could possibly have recruited a non-partisan grand jury in a jurisdiction that voted 96 percent Democratic? For an issue as violently partisan as this whole Russian collusion business, isn't there a case for moving the investigation to a more evenly divided jurisdiction? Is this something the Supreme Court could rule on? Could Trump ask for a stay?

campy said...

'd be interested in Ann's views on how Mueller could possibly have recruited a non-partisan grand jury in a jurisdiction that voted 96 percent Democratic?

Its unpossible for a democrat to be partisan. Only rethuglicans can be partisan.

Darrell said...

Wow! Sunday's Game of Thrones. See it even if you don't normally watch.

Feste said...
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Ann Althouse said...

"Because the person is substantially shorter than the angel, and the angel is 2 or 3 feet above the floor?"

Maybe that answers my question. People don't understand camera angles.

Angles and angels. It can be done. I myself did it with Meade. Maybe he'll let me post the photo to prove it.

Ralph L said...

Well, you were standing on his head.

women in the 1860's were pleasantly plump

Except for Scarlett, whose 17" waist was the smallest in three counties.

Ralph L said...

Aren't you lucky to have Meade to grovel on the floor for you?

Etienne said...

Pennies isn't a French word. So the song lyrics:

When barley sugar
Perfumed with anise
Flows into Annie's throat,
She's in paradise.
For a few pennies

Was to get by the censors. Barley sugar is the stuff that comes out of penises, which sounds like pennies.

I think the censors should have caught on when all the dildo's started dancing around:

The Suckers

Clyde said...

Well, Etienne, it WAS Serge Gainsbourg we're talking about! I watched the YouTube video on the same page about the story behind the video and how France Gall really didn't understand the true meaning behind the lyrics. When she found out, she was appalled and ashamed.

Etienne said...

France Gall really didn't understand the true meaning behind the lyrics.

I believe that. Her father let her down too. The Gall family were all entertainers. She said all the adults let her down. Especially Gainsbourg.

She said she was confused why the set filled up with a bunch of men to watch the film being made.

The 1968 revolution pretty much changed everything. Before then the government decided how you would be entertained. It was all crap. Ye-Ye was kind of a protest before the revolution. The government thought it was innocent youth stuff.

It really was a backwards country after the war.

wild chicken said...

Can someone explain what the alleged Russian collusion consisted of? I mean, the theory of the case.

I am so lost..

Barry Dauphin said...

why not get out of the way altogether?

Because they have a different sense of aesthetics than you.. Be careful, lest you become part of the cultural elite.

Crimso said...

"Maybe he'll let me post the photo to prove it."

"Maybe he'll let me"

Just exactly who wears the shorts in your family?

Etienne said...
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Unknown said...

Speaking of French oddities, I can no longer find it on youtube, but check out this strange Petula Clark cover:

http://mp3pn.biz/song/14482316/Petula_Clark_-_J_ai_pas_le_temps_1964/

(hit play)

and compare it to the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alS85V88HuQ

Ralph L said...
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rehajm said...

Wow! Sunday's Game of Thrones. See it even if you don't normally watch.

So you watched the...ah...pre-release Darrell?

Darrell said...

Yes. It is spectacular. Dragons, no tits.

Pinandpuller said...

No Dragons

No Peace

Unknown said...

No Tits

No Piece

Fernandinande said...

I just saw that "American Psycho" "morning routine" clip - it was not similar to the book's version.

Daniel Jackson said...

Scale