Bernard Buffet's fancy lady.
I have done many of his works! Yes the clowns, the skinny ladies, the butcher, and all of them have the same look chiseled faces, whitish skin, and a semi serious or sad faces.
Did you know that Buffet and Ives Saint Laurent have someone in common? ISL' spouse Pierre Berge was BB live in lover until he let him for ISL. Later on he married the writer Annabel Schwob. Bernard Buffet painted many portraits of her.
And to think that when I was a little girl, I learnt the songs sang by Pier Angel that my mom used to listen to.
A dancer walking on a rope must learn how to fly or fall gracefully?
Kees van Dongen also said " "Painting is the most beautiful lie".
So was she a heavy dancer, and the cord almost touched the ground?
Dreadful that I have forgotten many songs and just remember parts of the lyrics.
As per su and giù, I usually get them confused just like le signore e signore. It have happened to me in the past when having dinner at a restaurant, and I had to go to the ladies room except the doors had it written with no stick figure, a few glasses of wine, trying to remember the plural rules applied to gender in the Italian language.
These days I am on fire! Best way to show my anger is by recreating this B movie from the late 50s that became a cult film. Unfortunately the actress of this movie Allison Hayes, did not have a successful movie career after this film. Also she got really sick but doctors would not take her illness seriously. Reading a medical book she realised that she was suffering from lead poisoning from her calcium supplements. She hired a toxicologist to test the supplements, and indeed were high in lead. She was only 46 when she died of Leukaemia.
As per the story of the movie, an abused socialite (by womanizer husband ) encounters an alien and she grows in size and anger. She starts to look for her husband while she screams HARRY !
At the end her husband dies crushed in her hands, and she gets killed by the police ( kind of). If only an UFO could take some people as experiments for greed. #bmovies #movies
Lady with mink and veil by Otto Dix, German Expressionist.
Many of us are complaining because we can't go out, meet with family and friends. We forget the horrors that many people lived and living right now because of wars, bigotry, poverty, etc
German artists like Dix, Beckham, Pechstein, Mammen, lived through WWI and WW2. Their work is like a magnifying lens that accentuates the beauty and the beast of their times.
Just like in this painting, the exaggerated make-up, under a veil,.and her semi nude breast enhanced by a mink, is grotesque and sad,.comical and beautiful.
And as I continue to look at her, I see that our times are just like hers. We just have to look at our politicians, the untouchable elite, the greed and power that plays the rest of us, and we are at war because of the same beliefs.
But our freedom is just about being able to go out and not to wear a mask.
P.S. my top is an old tshirt that I cut and stitched in blue.
Martha Graham. Modern Dance pioneer. This is one of her most famous photo of her by Barbara Morgan
Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully my pulled muscle will be okay.
Do I love challenges! There has to be a masochistic side on me... I did about 50 pictures of this pose. And I crashed a few times in the glass furniture that is behind the cover. My thoughts? Shoot if I brake a glass let's hope is not in the side where is my Botero's coffee set my mom bought me at the National Museum of Bogota. Already US customs broke a cup and a dish at the Atlanta airport for inspection. I always say " look at me! Am I carrying any designer's stuff?? " for real! As a Colombian traveling abroad uff the stories. At Paris airport I was targeted again by a woman, she was just taking my stuff out as ready to be part of a ceiling exhibit, when she was done, she looks at me, and says, done. I responded oh no you are not, you took it out, you put it back. I wonder if she took my purple mono bikini... I did not find it after this.
Lol funny how a photograph reminded me of some crazy people
As per my skirt? Cumbia!
Woman in front of the sun by Joan Miró
I learnt about Miró through my grandfather. One summer while visiting him, he gave me a book to read about his works. I was obsessed with Dali, and he wanted to learn about other Spanish painters.
Vacation time with my grandfather meant I had to read the books he would leave in my bedroom so we could discuss it when going for walks.
The only item that took me half a day was my hair. I made a crochet hat using my fingers because I couldn't find the big crochet needles, then I use pipe wire ( craft) to hold the shape.
Quappi in Carnaval in Naples
Her name is Mathilde Beckmann but known as Quappi. She was Max Beckmann second wife.
He painted her nose big that somehow it reminded me of Miss Piggy (this is why I call her Quippi).
Max Beckmann was a womanizer. He loved to have his women close to him just like Diego Rivera.
The work I recreated is titled Carnival in Naples.
Quappi stands in the middle just like in Five Women, but here she can't take the noise/promises(?) of the five musicians ( Beckmann's excuses for each relationship (?).
The tiny boat with a huge wheel, Crowded but lucky (?). In the background there is a face that stands with what looks to me a sea monster, and maybe it is him.
When talking about painting He said to put something personal in it. Also he said "Love in an animal sense is an illness, but a necessity which one has to overcome".
Lastly he was also into spirituality and finding one's self. But later I will tell you about it with another work.
This is Bernard Buffet's wife Annabel Schwob which she became his muse. Before meeting his wife, Bernard Buffet lived with Pierre Bergé. After eight years of being together, Pierre left him for Ives saint Laurent. Bernard and Annabel met through friends. Bernard liked the androgynous look of Annabel. They adopted three children. Stayed together until Buffet's death ( suicide by putting a plastic bag on his face and taped it. He was suffering from Parkinson's).
Annabel was a writer and singer. She had a beautiful voice. Also she was in a few films.
Woman in a green dress.
Who doesn't know Botero's ladies! If anyone is looking for an outfit to kill, here it is! What I love about Botero's ladies is how he dresses them. Everything about them looks perfect. Even when nude, they are wearing the perfect accessories.
If Botero was not a painter probably he would have been a fashion designer like Betsey Johnson.
BTW he is from the same city as my Dad.
She stands for the kill while the snake tells her go for it! Drink your apple turmeric ron cocktail says the snake while she already spotted her Adam for the night.
Did you know during WW2 an English woman became a spy in France. Her mission was to make sure that young German soldiers would get STD. She did this by becoming friends with a brothel madam. She will fake the health cards of the sexual workers. The ladies thought they were clean, party nights with one, then the one will go to another brothel, and it spread as fast as covid. When it comes to wars, enemies, and spies,
leave it to human nature!