Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly. A masque originally written and designed by Jacobean dream team playwright Ben Jonson, early music composer Robert Johnson and designer Inigo Jones and presented to King James I in 1611. Was not staged for 400 years until recreated by Jericho House at Wilton’s Music Hall, London for a one-night only performance 1 March 2011
Black Rock City: Burning Man takes place this week in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. It’s hard to believe that once a year tens of thousands of people gather to create Black Rock City, an entirely fabricated town dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. And after the week is over, there is absolutely no trace of human life leftover whatsoever. Honestly, amazing.
Three #backgammon players, two sitting, and one standing, at a table which holds the #backgammonboard, a clay pipe and smoking paraphenalia including a brazier and a paper with loose tobacco. Previously attributed to a follower of Anthonie Palamedes, this work appears closer to the style of his contemporary Pieter Codde (1599-1678). Codde was a Dutch painter and poet who worked primarily in #Amsterdam. He produced many #paintings with the theme of backgammon.