A wonderful Fritzi Ritz for Thanksgiving.
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The Major obstacle for amateur film-makers is their own sense of inferiority vis-a-vis professional productions.The very classification of “amateur” has an apologetic ring. But that very word - from the Latin amator, “lover” - means one who does something for the love of the thing rather for than economic reasons or necessity. And this is the meaning from which the amateur film-maker should take his cue. Instead of envying the script and dialogue writers, the trained actors, the elaborate staffs and sets, the enormous production budgets of the professional film, the amateur should make use of the one great advantage which all professionals envy him, namely, freedom - both artistic and physical.
Maya Deren, “Amateur versus Professional”
Excuse me. This is a cake. It spins and becomes an animation. I just thought you should know.
My Wife’s Lovers, 1891, Carl Kahler
God I hope I am immortalised by my husband for having 40 cats
- It cost $5,000 in 1888 to have this painting made, which is more than $120,000 in today’s money.
- I say 1888 because it took three years for Kahler to complete, reportedly because he spent most of the time studying and sketching each cat to get a feel for their personality.
- It was painted for Kate Johnson, the title was her husband’s idea though, proving him the most patient and good-humored husband in the history of crazy cat ladies.
- Speaking of cat ladies, the picture actually contains 42 cats. Or more specifically, Mrs. Johnson’s 42 most favorite cats. She had 350 in total.
- It sold at auction via Sotheby’s a few days ago for over $800,000 dollars, vastly more than its $200,000-$300,000 estimate.
- The buyer is a private collector in California.
- Probably someone who really, really likes cats.
- I mean, really likes cats.