The Hermitage

Painter, illustrator, maker of clocks & teller of tales, who travelled in a house on wheels to the edge of Dartmoor and now sits there amongst books and paint finding beauty in otherness..

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire, and snippets from my own journey.

http://intothehermitage.blogspot.com
Inuit Shaman Drum Dancer
by Nelson Takkiruq
1989
whale bone, stone

Inuit Shaman Drum Dancer

by Nelson Takkiruq

1989

whale bone, stone


Edmund Bartlomiejczk, 
Le joueur de cornemuse
Wood engraving, 1929
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Edmund Bartlomiejczk,

Le joueur de cornemuse

Wood engraving, 1929


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Sirens dancing, playing music, double recorder and harp.
English c. 1300 Bestiary. 
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Sirens dancing, playing music, double recorder and harp.

English c. 1300 Bestiary. 

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The voice of Jewish cantor Yosele Rosenblatt ~ Hineni heoni mima‘ash

Photograph below of a beggar taking the voice of Yosele Rosenblatt around on an old pram taken by Menachem Kipnis (1878-1942) who was a great collector of Yiddish folk music and recorder of Jewish life in pre-war Poland.

Music and photograph from Studiolum: here & here

“Exploiting the talents of Josele Rozenblat. Josele Rozenblat’s singing is flowing from the beggar’s gramophone. People throw money for the music to the beggar from the windows. By “carrying” Josele in a push-chair from one courtyard to another, the Jew manages to earn a living in Warsaw.” ~ description by Menachem Kipnis

A Wheeled lyre from Mala Klitna, a village of Krasyliv district, Khel’nytsk oblast (Ukraine)
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A Wheeled lyre from Mala Klitna, a village of Krasyliv district, Khel’nytsk oblast (Ukraine)

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