Kim Jong-un in pictures: The bizarre photoshoots of North Korea’s leader
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the Chonji Lubricant Factory in North Korea. The paper said Kim called for efforts to improve international competitiveness of North Korean products.Picture: EPA/Rodong Sinmun
I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don’t think two people could have been happier till this terrible disease came. I can’t fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can’t even write this properly. I can’t read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that — everybody knows it. If anybody could [have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can’t go on spoiling your life any longer.
I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been.
Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter to her husband Leonard. (March 28, 1941)
I’m reviving my daily sketches. Here’s the week of September 2, 2014 - September 8, 2014.
Los Tarantos (1963) - Carmen Amaya, buleria
Ultima película de Carmen y su mejor escena en baile.
A film by Frederic Doazan
Sound design by Vandy Roc
Pablo Picasso, Self Portraits - Ordered chronologically from Self Portrait (1896) to Self Portrait Facing Death (1972)
Alchemical and Rosicrucian Compendium (Selected Pages). Mellon MS 110. 1760.
"Christopher Stott (b.1976) is a realist painter. Stott works in a clean, simple, vivid compositional style using vintage objects set against white and neutral grounds with soft, natural light, focussing on the geometric designs of his subjects. Combining a subdued palette, he has a unique approach and consistent technique. Along with precise rendering balanced with very delicate, painterly brushwork, Stott’s work is approachable on multiple levels and has its finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary representational painting."