Tag: Picasso

Feline Inspiration once more…

Artists and their Cats

basquiatJean Michel Basquiat – 1982 – photograph by James Van Der Zee

Just after having, once again, a heated debate over lunch with my dog loving friends, where, once again, I had to defend the perceived “uselessness” of cats, I came across a charming book titled “Artists and their Cats” at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

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Playful Picasso

“Youth has no Age”

Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

Picasso is such a vast subject that is daunting to say anything at all…I am always foremost touched by his playfulness and humor, despite the forcefulness of everything he did. Picasso’s monumental legacy is hard to grasp, perhaps he was a “Monstre Sacré” in many ways, but I see that as an achievement…His long life spanned most of the 20th century and he recorded it in his art.

“A day without laughter is a wasted day”. This motto shows in so many photographs of Picasso in his daily life. Sitting at the breakfast table, seeing art and wit in everyday objects:

Picasso1Photograph by Robert Doisneau – home baked croissants as hands…

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Real or Surreal?

Model, Muse & Artist

The Amazing Life of Lee Miller

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Lee Miller, self portrait 1932

What would I have given to have lived in Paris in the 1920’s and 1930’s..every artist, writer, photographer, socialite, thinker and person of interest congregated there…American beauty Lee Miller epitomizes all of the aspects of those heady days, where all was possible, and much was invented…Impossibly beautiful, she was an avant garde “It Girl” with brains and talent.

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