Honeycombed Colorized History

GD - colorized history-01Chosen from Mads Madsen‘s work via DesignTAXI.

Anti-clockwise that’s my childhood hero Audrey Hepburn, the unconventional singular genius Einstein, the violet-eyed doyenne Liz Taylor and the huckleberried Mark Twain.

He takes 19th and early 20th century black and white photographs and sensitively colourises them. Skill? Skill.

I love the idea of hexquads for colours and honeycombs for visuals. Let’s see how far I can get with these.

This was Miss Hepburn’s favourite poem. Recited by Gregory Peck on camera, one of her best friends, upon her death.

Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

– R. Tagore




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