Howl’s Moving Castle
Hauru no ugoku shiro
tearing up as heard about the news of studio ghibli closing…I’ve watched their movies since I was little but, all good things come to an end…:(((
Ever seen Catherine the Great’s signature? No? Well, then, today’s your lucky day.
We’re sharing one of the most popular posts from our blog archives:
This very curious document is a charter endorsed by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. It promotes Aleksandr Mukhanov, a young Russian nobleman, from regimental baggage-train driver to Lieutenant-Captain (Secund-Rotmistr) in the Horse-Mounted Guards.
Almost everything in this document raises questions: Who was Mukhanov, and why was he so abruptly promoted from the lowest ranks to a position of high prestige? What happened to Mukhanov later? How did the original document find its way to mid-Missouri?
Alla Barabtarlo found some of the answers to these questions. Find out more in her post on the Scripta Manent blog.
Giorgio Kienerk (Italian, 1869 – 1948)
L’enigma umano, triptych, 1900, private collection.
Left to right:
Il Piacere (The Pleasure), oil on canvas, 188 x 63,8 cm.
Il Silenzio (The Silence), oil on canvas, 170.5 x 94 cm.
Il Dolore (The Grief), oil on canvas, 188.5 x 62.3 cm.