Ladies in Blue
 

Ladies in Blue

I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to share the beautiful images I’ve collected. Generally, I’m not a fan of compilation blogs because images often lack an attribution. Tracking down the artist or photographer can be time-consuming and frustrating, but I insist if you’re posting an image, you must...
Fadeaway Girl
 

Fadeaway Girl

In the 1910s, artists began portraying American women in a new way. These women were modern, active and athletic. They drove cars. They ran with their dogs, practiced archery and worked in the yard (all the while wearing a skirt.) Chief among the early architects of this “Golden Age of...
Bertha Wegmann
 

Bertha Wegmann

Let me introduce you to Bertha Wegmann (1846–1926), who was a Danish portrait and landscape painter. She painted this in 1877, and it depicts her good friend Jenna Bauck. Bertha Wegmann painted about 20 portraits of Bauck, whom she met when they both stayed in Munich in the 1860s. While...
Sunshine on the Carnevale
 

Sunshine on the Carnevale

These extravagant costumes and the mystique of hiding behind a silent persona draw me in. There’s plenty of information online about the history of the Carnevale di Venezia. I’m posting this image, because of the beautiful shining light it evokes. Blessings. NF Today’s music selection: The Walk by Eurythmics, 1983
Caroline Jasper
 

Caroline Jasper

I remember taking cobalt blue Lowball glasses into the photography studio and trying to capture their translucency on black and white film. (I was using good old Tri-X, that reliable, mid-century staple of photojournalists and wanna be photogs everywhere.) At some point, this attraction twisted into studying how artists portray...
Chuck Close
 

Chuck Close

When considering Photorealism or the Hyperrealism movement, we must pause for Chuck Close, who has an important position in its history. In the late 1960s, he burst onto the New York City art scene with a series of immense black and white portraits of fellow artists who he either knew or...