Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “Vittorio Amedeo II in Maestà” (1728) by Martin van Meytens
  • The Soundtrack: “Snow in the garden” by Alexandre Desplat (“Little Women” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a DutchSwedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie AntoinetteMaria Theresa of AustriaFrancis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

About the Soundtrack

Little Women is a 2019 American coming-of-ageperiod drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It is the seventh film adaptation of the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The film stars Saoirse RonanEmma WatsonFlorence PughEliza ScanlenLaura DernTimothée ChalametMeryl StreepTracy LettsBob OdenkirkJames NortonLouis Garrel, and Chris Cooper.

Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ dɛspla]; born 23 August 1961) is a French film composer. He has won two Academy Awards, for his musical scores to the films The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water, and received nine additional Academy Award nominations, ten César nominations (winning three), ten BAFTA nominations (winning three), eleven Golden Globe Award nominations (winning two), and ten Grammy nominations (winning two).

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