Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Define majestic

adj 1: majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters;
"her majestic presence"; "olympian detachment";
"olympian beauty and serene composure" [syn: olympian]
2: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant
pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine
peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, proud]
3: belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of
imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire";
"treated with royal acclaim"; " royal carriage"
[syn: imperial, purple, regal, royal]
4: Miss Jessye Norman

Miss Jessye Norman singing the aria When I am laid in earth from Dido and Æneas by Henry Purcell, recorded at Yves Saint Laurent's gardens in Marrakech. From Jessye Norman - A Portrait, directed by André Heller.

Jessye Norman by Irving Penn graces the cover of Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits by Deborah Willis (Editor)

The book features 100 images selected by the principal author Deborah Willis from the photography collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The book traces the history of portrait photography through the lens of the African American experience, exploring its influential role in shaping public identity and individual notions of race and status. The book also explores the effect on race relations of these positive images that celebrate the beauty of African Americans from the mid–nineteenth century to the present.

MacArthur Fellowship laureate Deborah Willis gives an insight to her work on NPR's Challenging Stereotypes Through Photos

Amazing Grace sung by Miss Jessye Norman


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

She has the voice of a tall mountain. I love her.


I am writing this with tears in my eyes. Thanks for the introduction. She is magnificent.
Lisa & Alfie

Patricia Gray said...

Quite amazing...I wish I could transcend and be "superior to mundane matters"....but alas in this world it is not always possible, that's why art in all it's forms is so very important!