Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
A slightly odd version of the standard circa 1900 French 'pretty child' postcard genre. The blowsy hair and the tension in the arrangement of the mouth--a slightly curled lip on one side and raised nostril--makes this sequin-speckled girl strangely "adult" in presentation. There's a critical dimension, a kind of incipient bluestocking-ism, here that puzzles. Puzzles me, at least.
Posted by Terry Castle at 8:54 PM