Woman’s aesthetic dress
 

Woman’s aesthetic dress

It delights me when clothing depicted in a portrait turns up online because I love comparing reality with the artist’s representation. Today’s object falls into this category.┬áThe dress, a brown pinafore made of wool “with a heavily, ribbed weave,” (think corduroy) worn over a silk satin blouse, is an example...
Marjory C. Woodbury
 

Marjory C. Woodbury

Alas, while her illustrations proliferate on Pinterest, I cannot find any information about the life and work of Marjory C. Woodbury. What a shame. I’d love to know more about her. For now, I’ll have to let her work speak for itself. I’ve chosen several illustrations she made for Indian...
Charles James
 

Charles James

Today, instead of a painting or an illustration, we get to study a garment in all its — let me stare as long as I want — glory. Consider the lines and construction of this exquisite evening coat and then, imagine wearing it. These days, most of us don’t get...
Elizabeth Gadd
 

Elizabeth Gadd

  Study this image titled Be Still by Elizabeth Gadd, who is a Canadian photographer based out of Vancouver. It’s haunting and beautiful. It speaks to me of loneliness and the search for inner stillness.┬áMany of her images consist of a lone figure posed in the midst of a majestic...
Clifton Pugh
 

Clifton Pugh

Before this morning, I didn’t know anything about today’s featured artist. I simply liked his self-portrait. I decided I wanted to learn more about him and found an excellent new resource, which I highly recommend. It’s the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Honestly, if you’re into portraiture, it is...
Dorothea Lange
 

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange took this photograph in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California in 1939. It is a picture of a woman sitting in a ramshackle truck while holding a grimy baby on her lap. She is with her family. It is one month after leaving South Dakota, and they are on the...