Sunday, November 22
Tuesday, September 15
Saturday, September 12
I discovered an article about Buzzelli and her paintings in an old issue of Nylon I had lying around. In the article, they ask her a few questions, and I liked her response to this one:
Q: "What was the first thing you ever painted?"
A: "I remember painting lots of paperdolls. As far as a real painting, I used to try to duplicate Picasso women and Odilon Redon flower vases at eight years old."
Monday, August 24
Sunday, August 16
Frida Kahlo — Self-portrait with Cropped Hair, 1940.
The top lyric translates: "Look if I loved you, it was for your hair. Now that you are bald, I don't love you anymore." She painted this after divorcing from her husband, the Mexican muralist, Rivera.
Sunday, August 9
At the Moulin Rouge, 1892
Salon at the Rue des Moulins, 1894
The Clownesse Cha-U-Kao at Moulin Rouge, 1895
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is my new favorite. I saw a bunch of his paintings today at the Art Institute of Chicago's art museum. He was from France, talented in not only painting, but also print-making and illustration. His paintings draw you back into another lifetime, one that seems so classy and almost magical.
Wednesday, August 5
Monday, August 3
Friday, July 10
Spanish Dancer at the Moulin Rouge
Woman at a Piano
The Model and the Mannequin
A Lady With a Cat
Reclining Nude III
Giovanni Boldini was an Italian portrait painter, known as the "master of swish". When you look at his paintings, you can see his hand translating his own reality through brush stokes and details.