Sturm und Drang - a Corvette & Bruce AllenWednesday, December 18, 2019
|John Henry Fuseli - The Nightmare. Oil on canvas, 101.6 × 127 cm. Detroit Institute of Arts|
My Bunny Watson blog gets ever more so from day to day. To find out what I mean by Bunny Watson look here.
New Today in my Friday York Times I read about the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. Because I was around and old enough (11) to understand a bit about cars I knew about it and by the time I was in Mexico City in 1954 I was able to see the real thing outside the American School in Tacubaya (I was in the 6th grade) parked by the rich son of some American industrialist.
Whenever I spot a Corvette in Vancouver I watch for the license plate. If it says Unruly it is Bruce Allen’s. There are perhaps two unchanging obsessions in his life (I am sure he does not swear or shout anymore). One is his love of Coca-Cola and the other of the Corvette.
|Bruce Allen - August 1983|
The nice essay in the Business Section of the NY Times had an expression I had never seen.
It doesn’t have the operatic Sturm und Drang of Ferrari or Lamborghini, but it really is an everyday supercar. “
Eddie Alterman – chief brand officer for Hearst Autos
I looked it up:
Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress [previously urge]) was a a proto-Romantic movement in German literature and music that occurred between the late 1760s and early 1780s. Artists: Henry Fuseli, Philip James de Loutherbourg and Claude Vernet. Writer Johan Wolfgang von Goethe and composer Christoph Willibald Gluck were leaders of the movement.
I noticed a name among the painters that I knew about, Henry Fuseli. One of my faves is the painting you see here. And looking beyond all this I found that there is a Sturm und Drang Photography movement.