Ice Barque: This naturally occurring arrangement of ice – which seems to have imbedded in it a swan, a fish and a mythical terrestrial beast as its masts and bow – reminded me of the allegorical artwork of the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593). A better sense of these images can be gained by enlarging them. (Command and + on a Mac.)
Arcimboldo’s work hangs in the Louvre and in other museums and cathedrals in Europe, but he is no doubt best known to Americans of a certain age for the cover art on the album Masque, released in 1975 by the progressive rock group Kansas. (See below)
Water, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1566
(free use domain, from Wikimedia Commons)
Ice Barque #2: Although I shot these images in color, I ended up liking them better in black and white.
Hand of Dawn: I shot this with a relatively inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, which I almost always have with me regardless of what else I’m carrying.
Next Thursday: Winter Waterfowl