2016. március 26., szombat

Marcelle Lender Dancing

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901): Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero in “Chilpéric”, 1895-96 (Oil on canvas) - Toulouse-Lautrec captures Lender at mid-movement, as one long leg, clad in black stockings, juts boldly outward from a swirl of pink petticoats, mimicking the silk flowers she wears in her hair in form and color. Her low-cut bodice accentuates her ample bosom, which is tinged green from the reflected glow of the footlights…

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk for Harper’s Bazaar Spain, December 2015 (Photography: Norman Jean Roy)

Magdalena Frackowiak

Magdalena Frackowiak - Zoo Magazine Spring/Summer 2016 (Photographer: Alex Cayley)

2016. március 15., kedd

Pygmalion and Galatea

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904): Pygmalion and Galatea c.1890 (Oil on canvas, Met) - Gérôme painted and sculpted variations on the theme of Pygmalion and Galatea, as recounted in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Galatea was brought to life by the goddess Venus, in fulfillment of Pygmalion’s wish for a wife as beautiful as the sculpture he created. This is one of three known versions that are closely related to a polychrome marble sculpture fashioned by Gérôme…

2016. március 7., hétfő

Valentino plays music for Negri

Federico Beltrán Masses (Spanish, 1885-1949): Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino, c.1925 (Oil on canvas) - Valentino plays music for Negri, who is the focus of the painting… Negri became Hollywood’s first imported star where her exotic, glamorous appearance and notorious offscreen romances attracted a great deal of publicity. She had an affair with Valentino with whom she was still involved at the time of his death in 1926. Stricken with grief, Negri is said to have thrown herself onto his coffin…