Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hair

By Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre - At the boudoir

By Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre – At the boudoir

By Heckel - Woman lying on colorful cushions

By Heckel – Woman lying on colorful cushions

By Maratti, Carlo - Bearded

By Maratti, Carlo – Bearded

By unknown artist of 18th century - A young long-haired, posing with askance look

By unknown artist of 18th century – A young long-haired, posing with askance look

By Powell Frith, W. - Head of a young woman

By Powell Frith, W. – Head of a young woman

By Cassatt, Mary - Hairstyle morning

By Cassatt, Mary – Hairstyle morning

By Baldung Grien, Hans - A man with strained hair

By Baldung Grien, Hans – A man with strained hair

By Delaunay, Sonia - The woman in the green dress and black

By Delaunay, Sonia – The woman in the green dress and black

By Holbein, Ambrosius - Portrait of a young man

By Holbein, Ambrosius – Portrait of a young man

By Picabia, Francis - The writer's combing

By Picabia, Francis – The writer’s combing

By Schad, Christian - A woman with hair in a boyish style, short bangs and sideburns

By Schad, Christian – A woman with hair in a boyish style, short bangs and sideburns

By Degas - Study of braided bun

By Degas – Study of braided bun

By Picasso - Nude woman combing

By Picasso – Nude woman combing

By Waterhouse, John William - Profile of a bending girl forward

By Waterhouse, John William – Profile of a bending girl forward

By Pisanello - Study of a female head with headdress

By Pisanello – Study of a female head with headdress

By Rossetti, Dante G. - Portrait of a woman with her hair braided

By Rossetti, Dante G. – Portrait of a woman with her hair braided

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Children

By Macke, August - A girl in front the window of a candy store

By Macke, August – A girl in front the window of a candy store

By Blake, William - A child wearing a hood

By Blake, William – A child wearing a hood

By Renoir - A woman and her child seated under a tree

By Renoir – A woman and her child seated under a tree

By Corot - Profile view of a seated girl on a field

By Corot – Profile view of a seated girl on a field

By Gauguin - Study of the head of a child

By Gauguin – Study of the head of a child

By Pissarro - A mother clean the ears of her child

By Pissarro – A mother clean the ears of her child

By Van Gogh - A little nurse swinging a crib

By Van Gogh – A little nurse swinging a crib

By Degas - Unknown title

By Degas – Unknown title

By Morisot, Berthe - Several sketches of children

By Morisot, Berthe – Several sketches of children

By Corinth, Lovis - Sketch of a standing girl seen in profile over a face at the bottom of her nightgown

By Corinth, Lovis – Sketch of a standing girl seen in profile over a face at the bottom of her nightgown

By Schiele - Child wearing a sailor suit

By Schiele – Child wearing a sailor suit

By Aveline, Pierre after Rubens - Six studies of anatomy

By Aveline, Pierre after Rubens – Six studies of anatomy

By Cassatt, Mary - Sketch of a baby sucking his finger

By Cassatt, Mary – Sketch of a baby sucking his finger

By Kustodiev, Boris - Three friends

By Kustodiev, Boris – Three friends

By Larsson, Carl - Girl posing with toy locomotive

By Larsson, Carl – Girl posing with toy locomotive

By Carracci - Study of a curly haired child

By Carracci – Study of a curly haired child

By Cézanne - Boy with a red bonnet

By Cézanne – Boy with a red bonnet

By Balthus - Untitled

By Balthus – Untitled

By Picasso - A blonde girl

By Picasso – A blonde girl

By myself - A long haired boy on the beach holding a towel after a bath

By myself – A long haired boy on the beach holding a towel after a bath

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Saints’ day. Anne, also Ann, Anna and Ana

To the known or unknown followers, with this nice name

By Da Vinci - Saint Anne. The mother in law of Jesus, wearing a headdress and with a half smiling

By Da Vinci – Saint Anne. The mother in law of Jesus, wearing a headdress and with a half smiling

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Saints’ day. James, also Jacques, Jakob, Giacomo and Santiago

By Callot, Jacques - St James The migrant saint posing with his scallop on his coat and pumpkin full of water on his waist

By Callot, Jacques – St James The migrant saint posing with his scallop on his coat and pumpkin full of water on his waist

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Sandra, we won’t forget you. (Texas. 2015 july, racism events)

Dear followers, I’m sorry but sometimes beauty has to take a break

By Blake, William - A negro hung alive (a depiction after John Gabriel Stedman narrative

By Blake, William – A negro hung alive (a depiction after John Gabriel Stedman narrative) 18th century

A poem from the Germany coeval of the poet Bertolt Brecht says:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me”.
CAN WE ADD ‘I WAS NOT A BLACK PERSON’ ?

love-black-lives-matterOnce again, made in the U.S. (Waller County. Texas)
Justice for Sandra Bland! Indict for the abusive policeman!
FLAGS B.L.M.Some referred links :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sandra_Bland

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/texas-police-insist-video-shows-full-arrest-of-sandra-bland-1.2293155

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Costumes, robberies and art-forgery

Dear followers:

The Thomas Crown Affair is a film about a gambit, robbery and art-forgery of a Claude Monet painting. Launched in 1968 performed by  Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Theadora Van Runkle, let her genius as costume designer for this first movie. Here are some sketches.

In 1999 appeared a remake by Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

In 1968 the wonderful theme composed by the exquisite Michel Legrand ‘The windmills of your mind’ won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the remake movie, appears an interesting version sung by Sting.

If you try to sing it maybe you will know how hypnotizing it is. Some wonderful words of its lyrics are:

‘Lovers walk along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand… and the world is like an apple whirling silently in space’.

Let’s dream!

Theodora Van Runkle,  the costume designer posing beside her dog

Theodora, the costume designer posing beside her dog

Theadora Van Runkle’s sketches:

By Van Runkle, T. - Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 1

By Van Runkle, T. – Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 1

By Van Runkle, T. - Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 2

By Van Runkle, T. – Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 2

By Van Runkle, T. - Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 3

By Van Runkle, T. – Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 3

‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ film of 1968 performed by Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway:

Faye wearing a dress buttoned up on left side

Faye wearing a dress buttoned up on left side

Faye posing beside the sea with a roll-neck

Faye posing beside the sea with a roll-neck

Faye and Steve in love

Faye and Steve in love

Faye posing with blue beret

Faye posing with blue beret

Faye and Steve resting

Faye and Steve resting

Faye and Steve kissing

Faye and Steve kissing

Faye wearing a sleeveless dress and foulard

Faye wearing a sleeveless dress and foulard

Cover with a dedication by Faye

Cover with a dedication by Faye

Faye and Steve during filming

Faye and Steve during filming

Cover made with the style of the sixties

Cover made with the style of the sixties

The remake by Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo:

Poster of the remake movie

Poster of the remake movie

Rene checking the wardrobe

Rene checking the wardrobe

Outfit and sunglasses for Rene

Outfit and sunglasses for Rene

Outfit for Rene

Outfit for Rene

The Claude Monet’s paintings and the gambit:

Oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet  'Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset'

Oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet ‘Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset’

Pierce carrying his briefcase at the museum

Pierce carrying his briefcase at the museum

Another oil on canvas of the museum painting by Claude Monet 'Wheatstacks. End of Summer'

Another oil on canvas of the museum painting by Claude Monet ‘Wheatstacks. End of Summer’

 

Pierce at the museum. The third painting from left is 'Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset'

Pierce at the museum. The third painting from left is ‘Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset’

Pierce seated and dissimulating, looking to  a Van Gogh

Pierce seated and dissimulating, looking to a Van Gogh

Rene and Pierce kissing

Rene and Pierce kissing

The René Magritte’s ‘The Son of Man’ and the robbery:

Oil on canvas painting by René Magritte 'The Son of Man'

Oil on canvas painting by René Magritte ‘The Son of Man’

Pierce arrayed as 'The son of man' by Magritte

Pierce arrayed as ‘The son of man’ by Magritte

Pierce with his bowler hat

Pierce with his bowler hat

Pierce holding the canvas

Pierce holding the canvas

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Tourist and transport

By Singer Sargent - The great Sphinx, at the Necropolis of Giza. Egypt

By Singer Sargent – The great Sphinx, at the Necropolis of Giza. Egypt

By Matisse - Notre-Dame in Paris

By Matisse – Notre-Dame in Paris

By Toulouse-Lautrec - Relaxing on a hammock of the deck

By Toulouse-Lautrec – Relaxing on a hammock of the deck

By Moran, Thomas - The Grand Canyon. (Old Hance Trail)

By Moran, Thomas – The Grand Canyon. (Old Hance Trail)

By Dürer - View of the river Inn in Innsbruck

By Dürer – View of the river Inn in Innsbruck

By Le Corbusier - Sketch of the architect depicting the Parthenon and the Propylaea of the Athenian Acropolis. Greece

By Le Corbusier – Sketch of the architect depicting the Parthenon and the Propylaea of the Athenian Acropolis. Greece

By Hockney - The waterfalls

By Hockney – The waterfalls

By Hopper - Confidences of a nocturnal travel

By Hopper – Confidences of a nocturnal travel

By Gromaire, Marcel - Bon voyage

By Gromaire, Marcel – Bon voyage

By Dufy - In Morocco

By Dufy – In Morocco

By Hildebrandt, Eduard - A view of a public garden on the coast of Bahia. Brazil

By Hildebrandt, Eduard – A view of a public garden on the coast of Bahia. Brazil

By Signac - The bridge of the Love Padlocks in Paris

By Signac – The bridge of the Love Padlocks in Paris

By Zille, Heinrich - Just married. Das Brautomobil. Frisch verheiratet

By Zille, Heinrich – Just married. Das Brautomobil. Frisch verheiratet

By Topolski, F. - The airplane shed

By Topolski, F. – The airplane shed

By Gramatté, Walter - Landscape of the Alpujarras near to Sierra Nevada. Spain

By Gramatté, Walter – Landscape of the Alpujarras near to Sierra Nevada. Spain

By myself - A car with an overcharged luggage rack. Preliminary sketch for an advertising

By myself – A car with an overcharged luggage rack. Preliminary sketch for an advertising

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