Fifty Years After

Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “Fifty Years After” by Oreste Costa
  • The Soundtrack: “The Homesman End Credits” by Marco Beltrami (“The Homesman” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

Painting shows a genre scene. There is an elderly couple seated at a table. The man is at the left. He is toothless, with a gray beard, and wears a tattered straw hat, patched gray shirt and vest. He is holding the chin of the woman who holds a wine bottle in her left hand and a tumbler in her right. She wears a blue head kerchief, orange neck kerchief and red dress. her hair is in a braid and she wears small gold earrings. On the wooden table is a bowl with salad, with a fork resting on the edge. There is a knife, cut onion and crumbled bread also on the table. To the left on the wall is a torn paper picture.

Oreste Costa (1851 – 1901) was an Italian painter, active mainly painting genre scenes, landscapes, and still lifes. He was born in Florence, and trained under Antonio Ciseri. Among his works was a Gli ultimi Sforzi. His brother Antonio was also a painter. He exhibited frequently in England. One of his paintings, a genre scene with tippling elderly peasants is found at the Hillwood museum.

About the Soundtrack

The Homesman is a 2014 historical drama set in the 1850s Midwest, directed by Tommy Lee Jones. The screenplay by Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver is based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout. The film stars Jones and Hilary Swank and also features Meryl StreepGrace GummerMiranda OttoHailee SteinfeldJohn Lithgow, and James Spader.

Marco Edward Jonathan Beltrami (born October 7, 1966) is an American composer and conductor of film and television scores. A prolific musician, he has worked in a number of genres, including horror (MimicThe FacultyResident EvilThe Woman in BlackA Quiet Place), action (Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesLive Free or Die HardWorld War Z), science-fiction (I, RobotSnowpiercer), Western (3:10 to YumaJonah HexThe Homesman), and superhero (HellboyThe WolverineLogan).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *