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 Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Hailee Steinfeld, John 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 (Mimic, The Faculty, Resident Evil, The Woman in Black, A Quiet Place), action (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Live Free or Die Hard, World War Z), science-fiction (I, Robot, Snowpiercer), Western (3:10 to Yuma, Jonah Hex, The Homesman), and superhero (Hellboy, The Wolverine, Logan).