Young Knight in a Landscape

Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “Young Knight in a Landscape” (1510) by Vittore Carpaccio
  • The Soundtrack: “Alice Returns” by Danny Elfman (“Alice in Wonderland” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

Young Knight in a Landscape, or Portrait of a Knight, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Vittore Carpaccio, now in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Madrid. Dated 1510, this is the earliest full-length portrait in Western painting—on the assumption that it is a portrait, as seems likely. It is characteristic of Carpaccio that apart from this important innovation, the style of the work seems in other respects to look back to the previous century. From some date until the 20th century the painting had been given the monogram of Albrecht Dürer, and Carpaccio’s signature overpainted. The realism and detail of Carpaccio does in fact show Northern influence.

About the Soundtrack

“Alice Returns” by Danny Elfman (“Alice in Wonderland” Soundtrack)

Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 American dark fantasyadventure film directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Johnny DeppAnne HathawayHelena Bonham CarterCrispin GloverMatt Lucas, and Mia Wasikowska, and features the voices of Alan RickmanStephen FryMichael Sheen, and Timothy Spall. Loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll‘s fantasy novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and Walt Disney‘s 1951 animated film of the same name, the film tells the story of a nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh, who is told that she can restore the White Queen to her throne, with the help of the Mad Hatter. She is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature that is controlled by the Red Queen and terrorizes Underland’s inhabitants. In this situation, Alice fights against the Red Queen to protect the world.

Danny Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composersingersongwriterrecord producer, actor, and voice actor. He first became well known as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s,[4] and has since garnered international recognition for writing over 100 feature film scores, as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and the concert hall.

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