Stunning medieval murals survive under twenty paint layers
The BBC reported today about an amazing find in a local church in Llancarfan, Wales. A thin red line was discovered some time ago and upon further investigation expert discovered numerous 15th-century wall paintings behind the 20 layers of lime wash that were added over the past five centuries. They have been restored over the past months and can now be enjoyed by everybody. It’s fascinating how these medieval paintings lay dormant - were able to survive, really - behind layers and layers of paint.
There may be many more medieval murals (ooh, alliteration!) waiting to be discovered: what with Henry VIII, the Reformation in general and then Cromwell’s Puritan-slanted Commowealth, a lot of medieval religious art was destroyed - but a lot more was “hidden in plain sight” with lime-wash, just like these.
Go to the link and see the film, ; the paintings are so good!
Watch the entire “Let It Go” scene from Frozen featuring Idina Menzel performing as Elsa.
If you don’t wanna go see Frozen, this is the best 3:39 of the movie (except the short that plays beforehand). What a jam.
goosebumps every time!
Everyone stop what you’re doing and watch this. Even if you don’t watch the whole movie. Just see this. (And don’t forget to set the quality to the highest your computer can handle.)
Sufficient time is rarely taken to study light. It is as important as the lines the actors speak, or the direction given to them. It is an integral part of the story and that is why such close coordination is needed between director and cinematographer. Light is a treasure chest: once properly understood, it can bring another dimension to the medium…As I worked with Ingmar, I learned how to express in light the words in the script, and make it reflect the nuances of the drama. Light became a passion which has dominated my life.
"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." -Salvador Dalí