“Fevers of Curiosity”: Charles Baudelaire and the Convalescent Flâneur
This month marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Baudelaire’s birth, the French poet famous for his descriptions of the flâneur: a man of the crowd, who thrived in the metropolis’ multitude. Following Baudelaire through 19th-century Paris, Matthew Beaumont discovers a parallel archetype — the convalescent hero of modernity — who emerges from the sickbed into city streets with a feverish curiosity.
All I have is a rough sketch I drew in Madiera
Ensconced on the veranda sofa, this a bit of the view. Intermittently #listening to Hawkwind's Space Ritual and reading. Hawkwind's track 'Sonic Attack' was a tongue-in-cheek collaboration with the sci-fi author Michael Moorcock. Brian Blessed also provided his fantastic over the top vocals to one of the many versions on the tubes https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a8pGS4cWbHo
My Mum sent me this. She had walked the Camino de Santiago the year before and was now single for the first time in 40 years with the world before her. #travel
How GiveDirectly is finding the poorest people in the world—and sending them cash
The first rollout of the program—which uses satellite and cellphone data to target people in most need of cash—has begun in Togo, where 55% of the population lives on less than $1.90 a day.
Home after a 16 hour drive. For 2 hours the road was straight as a ruler. I was startled by a slight bend in the road. #backoutback
Took the boy and the dog for a #bicycle ride today. We found the old Silverton tram line and followed it through the outback.
Took the dog for a circuit around the boundaries of the living desert park. Many fences, instructional signs and crumpled remains of murdered 'roos. #Straya keeping it's history alive....
When I first became interested in art, I was about 4 years old and this was the type of Art I felt deserved a capital 'A' https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/1kAt5brWiWFDhX6LWxM #inspirations #space #adventure
I Love how #Giacometti includes the surroundings in his rhythm drawings https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/TEyAyyNLQMcDDAuRaKw
Oncology Nurse. Former sysadmin; webdev; techie; bicycle-courier. Likes two wheeled transport; books and real life.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko