Author: Ashlee Temple

Some Thoughts on the Tiny

Recently, we watched The Grand Budapest Hotel directed by Wes Anderson on a trip home from Europe, aboard the reliable but less than luxurious Aer Lingus. We found ourselves out of necessity choosing a film to watch in order to kill two of the ten endless hours that faced us. It is always the worst way to see a film…

What’s in a Nain?

Recently we stumbled upon this wonderful painting, Unfinished Group Portrait-Three Men and a Boy (C.1647-48 ) by the Le Nain brothers (Freres Le Nain). Not only were we intrigued by the unfinishedness of it, that eerie gray wash of fog, but of course we were fascinated by the three brothers themselves, who apparently painted all of their paintings together. The…