Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lustres

Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.
~Cassandra Clare


Chandeliers this Art Thursday (or "lustres" as they are known in French). Striking, aren't they? I think it's challenging to get a good shot of one, especially lit.

Mosque Lights, Sana'a, Yemen

Malchow Orgelmuseum Klosterkirche Kronleuchter
by An-d

Chandelier of the salon Napoléon III of the Palais de l'Élysée, Paris

Souq of Mutrah, Oman

The Circular Dining Room at Carlton House, London
by Charles Wild


Theaterluster
RB, 1904

Capilla insitituto Unzué Mar del Plata- Argentina Lámpara
by Biruma

At the ball
by Frederick Vezin (1859-1933)

5 comments:

HWY said...


Beautiful works of art. (And I thought that "chandelier" WAS the French name for them! But I actually like "lustre" better!)

The Souq of Mutrah in Oman is very cool.

I sometimes think of the individuals who had to light these things when candle light was all they had. :-)

Retta said...

" If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior." What a wonderful quote!

And At the Ball is stunning... it fairly sparkles with light and movement. The crystals and light of the chandelier are reflecting off of her dress brilliantly. Oh, to paint like that...

I LOVE your newsletters. You come up with ideas and images that I never would have seen. Thank you!

Linda Baie said...

They are so gorgeous, Tabatha. Along with the cleaning and the lighting, I wonder how many artisans in the world actually know how to create one of these anymore? Thanks for giving me something new to admire.

Author Amok said...

What a beautiful theme today, Tabatha. The chandelier in the painting by George Wild -- that's one I would have loved to have seen in person.

Ben Yeatts-Lonske said...

That one big chandelier, in London!