The Widow’s Pillow
Bromoil and varnish
Mikhail Golosovskii Collection
A piece of music
Folk Nocturnes : I. Hey, There Was a Maid She Mowed the Grass
Josef Hala, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jan Kühn
Because of my interest in both photography and music I will occasionally make some combinations between the two here. Today, both the photo and the song are from around 1900. Both are difficult to grasp – the photograph is blurry, the song in sung in Czech, a language unfamiliar to me. I can decipher that they share roughly the same subject: A girl or woman, living a life of manual labor, working with grass and straw in the fields. Both the photograph and the song take you to times long gone and places far away. They radiate calm and melancholy.