Proust singing "Quizas
"Marcel Proust at age 21 by Jacques Émilie Blanche.
He was a French painter who became a successful portrait painter with studios in London and Paris.
He made portraits of famous writers and artists such as James Joyce, Edgar Degas, Colette and many others.
As per Proust's first volume "Swann's way" of "In Search of Lost Time" was rejected many times including André Gide.
Proust died young in his early fifties from pneumonia. Gide lived a long life.
Time and memory!
Virginia Woolf :
Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence. Oh if I could write like that! I cry. And at the moment such is the astonishing vibration and saturation and intensification that he procures—there’s something sexual in it—that I feel I can write like that, and seize my pen and then I can’t write like that. Scarcely anyone so stimulates the nerves of language in me: it becomes an obsession. But I must return to Swann.
My great adventure is really Proust. Well—what remains to be written after that? I’m only in the first volume, and there are, I suppose, faults to be found, but I am in a state of amazement; as if a miracle were being done before my eyes. How, at last, has someone solidified what has always escaped—and made it too into this beautiful and perfectly enduring substance? One has to put the book down and gasp. The pleasure becomes physical—like sun and wine and grapes and perfect serenity and intense vitality combined.
Jacques Raverat...sent me a letter about Mrs Dalloway which gave me one of the happiest moments days of my life. I wonder if this time I have achieved something? Well, nothing anyhow compared with Proust, in whom I am embedded now. The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shades to the last grain. He is as tough as catgut & as evanescent as a butterfly's bloom. And he will I suppose both influence me & make out of temper with every sentence of my own.
Some of Mrs. Dalloway themes, time and memory.
This painting was suggested by
Egon Schiele on Art in Art.
I always believe that the greatest painters painted figures. - E. SCHIELE
Self-portrait with Peacock Waistcoat, Standing.
Gouache,watercolour and black crayon, mounted on cardboard.
I love everything about this self-portrait. He created so many, and each of them are magical. Just look at his eyes, and how he stands This self portrait reminded me of one of his writings.
Short love stories.
Inspired by Femme au Filet/Net Woman by Bernard Buffet
Schiele's portrait of Erich Lederer, the son of a wealthy businessman. They met through Klimt, and he became his patron purchasing many drawings and paintings.
Egon Schiele had two obsessions, death and sexuality. He married Edith because she was socially acceptable, and not a model like Wally.
When Egon married Edith right before being drafted, he proposed to Wally, to have every year summers together. She did not accept and became a nurse, eventually dying from scarlet fever on Dec 25, 1917. She was only 25.
In the early days, she was the only nude allowed to draw, as she started to fill out, and Schiele preferred slim figures,.eventually she had to accept of him using other models. Edith' sister was one of his models. I think she was the model for seated woman with bent knee. I will do that one as well. Also I think they might have been lovers. He did advertise.his nude body to them two of them while he was living with Wally.Egon Schiele's portrait of Erich Lederer, the son of a wealthy businessman. They met through Klimt, and he became his patron purchasing many drawings and paintings.
Egon and Edith died from the Spanish flu, a few apart. She was pregnant with their first child. She was 25 and Egon died on October 31, 1918. He was 28 years old.
On February 1918, Klimt died from pneumonia and a heart attack brought on by the Spanish Influenza.
Domḗnikos Theotokópoulos known as El Greco, was an amazing painter, sculptor, and architect. He is regarded as the father of expressionism and cubism.His life is filled with ups and downs as an artist. He annoyed some circles in Rome when he criticized Michelangelo' abilities as a painter.
He moved to Madrid, but unfortunately he wasn't able to get a patronage by Phillip II. When he moved to Toledo he finally got the well deserved success
Domḗnikos Theotokópoulos known as El Greco.
Nuda Veritas (detail) by Gustav Klimt.
This painting was used as a forceful answer to his critics by confronting them with the "naked truth". Klimt borrowed the words of German poet Friedrich Schiller "if you cannot please everyone by your actions and your art, then please a few. To please many is bad.
This work was attacked by the public as well. Google it so you can see the full painting. It is really beautiful ❤
Fon Fon was a Brazilian magazine that went on circulation in the 20's and in the 50's was their last publication.
The magazine had as one of its creators the famous writer and art critic Gonzaga Duque, he focused on illustrations as one of important characteristics. Also introduced many Brazilian artists m, cartoonists, and poets.
Searching at the names of the artists that collaborated to look at their works, since the cover doesn't give the name of the illustrator, I think this was made by Jose Carlos de Brito e Cunha. The other artists their works are different in style.
J. Carlos was a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer. He was Brazilian. In 1930 he was the first Brazilian to draw Mickey Mouse for advertising and the covers of O Tico Tico magazine. Walt Disney was so impressed with his style that asked him to work in Hollywood but he refused.
I made all props including my dress
Did I tell you when I was a kid I loved to play God? And I created a life for each of my dolls. NY parents thought it was peculiar and as such, I performed as a monkey every time they had friends over, I had to tell the life stories of my dolls. Then again I did have a stuffed toy monkey which I loved because we has the same ears! I really chose strange puppets to have my naps with. Also traumatized but got over pretty soon with a doll bigger than me. It was a walking doll. If the Stepford wives had children that was it.
During this period of being at home all the time, I created Greta, she already has her life story. Now I have to come up with three more for the guys.
As per my dress, I will wear it during the summer!
Lila Lee was an American actress from the 20s. She was very famous, and was the leading lady in many of her films.
This is a photo of her holding a strange looking doll which I love, and try to make one from clay and wires, and her suit is made from one of Marco's Armani suit when he was in his twenties.
Midnight dance - Execpt the fairy and the prince lives in me. The power of the slippers to transform our lives is just an illusion. It is our dance, the language of the soul that transforms us. Imagine decorating your home with things because it reflects power and wealth. It has all the things of the ego. Those places are cold it lacks "anima'.
Same with us, people camouflage insecurities with anger, violence, greed, snobbery, etc. They try to wear other's people slippers. They are empty shells overtaken by nonsense.
Surrealism shows us the absurd, It puts things together that makes no sense. Or though we think.
Just like the lobster and the torso. Who is feeding who? Who is passive or aggressive? Freedom vs slavery?
Remember that everything is just an illusion.
Woman in a green dress by Botero.
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!
Dora Maar with Green Fingernails.
Dora Maar disliked Picasso's depiction of her as The Weeping Woman. When Picasso met her, he was fascinated by her masochistic side. She was playing with a pointed object through her fingers. Sometimes she would miss, and a tiny drop of blood would come through her white gloves, which Picasso insisted to have them as a souvenir.
Dora Maar was an amazing artist. She studied photography and spoke Spanish fluently. She was part of the surrealists circle. She was also good at poetry and painting. Because of her we have all the stages of Guernica.
Unfortunately, being Picasso's lover was like a dark cloud on her psyche. At some point Picasso made her and Walter( forgot her name, mother of Maya one of Picasso's children that had with her while married to the Russian ballerina) fight for him, they wrestled on the floor for him. He might have been a genius but was cruel. He said about Dora that she was inside herself a weeping woman. Which is one of his famous portraits of her. She hated to be portrayed as such.
And yes I had to do video. The song? Ha! I bet you can imagine. A hint, a Mexican song.
Last minute portrait of Vincent Van Gogh inspired by the constant transformation in nature.
As I watched the worms I wondered if any of them might become butterflies.
Life is transformation is eternal.
Van Gogh's strokes are just like that "eternal". His colors are filled with life. His paintings breathed just like my garden was absorbing everything in nature.
I felt this rush the whole afternoon! I became his energy.
The young Englishwoman by Chaim Soutine, Russian painter moved to Paris where he became a successful artist after an American collector bought over 50 paintings. Unfortunately he died when he was 50 years old from an operation because he had a ruptured ulcer. He suffered from this since young, and I think it was due to the stress of being beaten by a butcher because he made a sketch of him killing an animal.
We are travellers by nature. Our thoughts and imagination have no boundaries. We pass through doors of possibilities and navigate the currents of time.
The Ship by Dali. He painted in Spain. Mine is in Baratti, my favourite Tuscan beach.
Fairies - Beethoven's frieze.Fairies - Beethoven's frieze.
Let's leave Freud out of this one.
It had to be a man that gave a bad reputation to strong women in the old times. Wait! Nothing has changed.
Gorgon no. 3 by Gustav Klimt.
Poem by Egon Schiele.
I was able to find a publication in Spanish by La Micro, 2014 Madrid.
Translated by Carla Carmona.
The editorial thanks Leopold museum private collection for facilitating de access to original manuscripts.
It is a tiny book that includes his letters and poems, as well as some of his works.
Edvard Munch! Madonna - Oil in canvas.
He repeatedly did this work altering the color. Also as he did various lithographs of it. I could dress like this and go out for drinks.
What a better way to experience human condition?
Everyone knows the Scream but probably not much about him.
He had difficult relationships with women. He had a nervous breakdown due to his heavy consumption if alcohol.
Unfortunately, his life was surrounded by death, illness, and madness.
His landscapes are really beautiful.
In this painting there is a couple in the forest. She is in her undergarments, suggesting they just finished making love.
The woman is similar to Millie. They used to meet at the forest. Ashes is about burning out. What remains after an intense relationship consumed with passion.
He made etchings from his paintings giving him the opportunity to experiment. He would change the colors and expressions. I think his work is a visual catalogue of emotions
Edvard Munch was a master in depicting human emotions in particular when it came to love. He knew about pain. His whole world was about it. His mom died from tuberculosis when he was five years old. Also a young brother, then his sister, and later on another brother.
His father welcomed death eventhough he was a doctor. His suffering was his art. He wasn't interested in depicting the visible reality but rather the sensation, feelings of the place, person, objects.
He was involved in a love triangle with Dagny Juel, a writer with many lovers that were encouraged by her husband Polish writer Przybyszeweska. One painting titled jealousy depicts their relationship.
When he was in his mid thirties he met 29 years old Tulla Larsen . This was heaven and hell for both of them. From the moment she met him, she wanted to married him,and he would run away from her from periods at the time. At some point she tried to kill herself, he comes to the rescue, goes away again but returns to have an eye to eye conversation ( I think he painted one titled eye to eye) whatever happened in that encounter he lost half his finger from.his left hand, and she never returned to him. She married a much younger artist. Munch was furious, and we can see it through his works.