Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Here's a YouTube link to some gorgeous pix of her when young, set to her recording of "Petite Fleur," which I believe she wrote herself.
I adore her. OK, a little bit wonky during Vichy period--and married at one time to legendary--and fairly unsavory--Porfirio Rubirosa--but we won't hold that against her, at least for a few minutes.
Posted by Terry Castle at 4:56 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Looking at the image now I see it's a bit more complex: a double exposure of some sort. The woman (?) here is standing on a porch with her back to a rather sparse-looking landscape. One might surmise that the light-source, the sun, is coming from behind her, casting her in darkness. Yet the dog, who seems to be in front of her, is fully illuminated by the sunlight.
How the silhouette plus secondary outline of the woman came to pass is beyond me. Dog seems to be having fun, though.
Posted by Terry Castle at 12:41 PM
Friday, October 10, 2014
....slightly tinted. (I must have done something to this scanned version, but I can't quite tell what.) It's a larger-size tintype, hand colored, and I've used bits and pieces of it in various art works.
My favorite among many nice elements--the extraordinary design the shirt, stand-up collar, and necktie make.
Posted by Terry Castle at 10:12 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I confess: Pinterest and Instagram have briefly drawn my attentions elsewhere---I need to get back to good old wholesome Fun With Postcards.... Here's a weirdee: the artist has made several of the gals here--2 central figures especially ---look as if their arms have, indeed, been put on *backwards.*
Posted by Terry Castle at 10:43 PM