Danish artists at the Osteria

Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “Danish Artists at the Osteria La Gensola in Rome” (1837) by Ditlev Blunck
  • The Soundtrack: “Hustle & bustle” & “Villagers begin building” by Stephen Endelman (“The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

At the head of the table to the right Bertel Thorvaldsen. On his right side Ernst Meyer, Ditlev Blunck himself and Jørgen Sonne (wearing a hat). Standing in the doorway is Constantin Hansen. Talking to the waiter, it is Gottlieb Bindesbøll, and behind him Wilhelm Marstrand. At the other end of the table, to the left, Albert Küchler is drawing.

Ditlev Conrad Blunck (22 June 1798 – 7 January 1853) was a DanishGermanpainter associated with the Danish Golden Age during the first half of the 19th century.

About the Soundtrack

The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain is a 1995 film with a story by Ifor David Monger and Ivor Monger, written and directed by Christopher Monger. It was entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival and was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on a story heard by Christopher Monger from his grandfather about the real village of Taff’s Well, in the old county of Glamorgan, and its neighbouring Garth Hill. Due to 20th century urbanisation of the area, it was filmed in the more rural Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and Llansilin in Powys.

Stephen Endelman is a British born classical composer and conductor. He is best known for his soundtracks including The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995), Ed (1996), City of Industry (1997), Finding Graceland (1998), The Proposition (1998), Jawbreaker (1999), Evelyn (2002), Home of the Brave (2006) and Redbelt (2008). He wrote the Grammy nominated score for De-Lovely (2004) and the incidental music for the Rose Center for Earth and Space at The American Museum of Natural History.

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