Sunday, January 10, 2021

good morning jessicca

 





Marie-Therese Walter     1937







Head of Woman     1901



"Picasso's haste has not yet given him time to forge

a personal style; his personality is in this haste, this

youthful impetuous spontaneity.  I understand he is

not yet twenty, and covers as many as three canvases

a day."     LA REVUE BLANCHE / 1901 

 

 

 







Woman and Child     1903



In the spring of 1901 the avant-garde artist Carlos Casagemas

invited the object of his love, Germaine, and a smattering of

other friends, to dinner that evening at a Paris cafĂ©.   

Following the convivial dinner, Casagemas rose to publicly 

propose marriage to Germaine.  Firmly rebuffed, he pulled 

a revolver from concealment and fired a missing shot

at this humiliation.  Finally, to everyone's horror, he ended his life

 with a bullet through his temple.  

 

Until recently Casagemas had been an almost inseparable 

companion for Picasso.  His death resulted in the twenty year old

artist embarking on a theme of morose imagery that lasted more

than two years.  But now Picasso had his personal style.

It became known as the Blue Period 

 

 

 






Woman with Flowers     1909



From cool blue loneliness to the detached warmth of cubism.


Picasso lives with Fernande Olivier, portrayed here as well as


in sixty other Picasso paintings.   Fernande was his first.

 

 







Seaside Bathers     1918









Two Running Women     
1922








Olga     1923



In 1918 Olga Khokhlova gave up a successful ballet career

to become Pablo Picasso's wife.  This portrait is of the mother

of Paulo, the couple's two year old son.  A discovered affair 

would eventually rupture their relationship but Olga remained

legally married to Picasso until her death in 1955 because 

he refused to equally divide his property with her as

required by French divorce law. 

 

 

 

 






Seated Bather     1929


1929 - the Stock Market crash.  Economies shudder.

Politics increasingly turns to violent means for solutions.

Anxiety abounds.  Picasso paints the portrait of a 

beautiful woman enjoying a pleasant seaside setting.

Except this woman is a zombie monster, assembled

from machined parts.  It all looks so very warlike.  

  







Woman with Beach Ball     1932








Woman Reading     1936









Weeping Woman     1937


Picasso gives us heart-rending, boundless grief 

resulting from bombing a Basque village

by Nazi planes in the spring of 1937. 

 

 






Marie-Therese Walter     1937



Picasso began this affair in 1927 when he was forty-five and 

Marie seventeen.  Olga only discovered the relationship eight

years later when Marie became pregnant with Maya - 1935,

the same year Picasso discovered the new love of his life,

Dora Maar. 

 

 






Dora Maar     1937


Gifted photographer, surrealist painter, 

darkly beautiful and intense.

Picasso has eyes only for you, Dora.  

Impossible you.  

She is the model he used for painting 

"Weeping Woman". 






The Imploring     1937








Seated Woman     1953








Algerian Women     1955



Revisiting the brash Les Demoiselles of Picasso's youth,


only slowly mellowed, with complexity - as you might expect


from a man of seventy-four.

 

 


love

   dad






©  Tom Taylor

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

good morning jeremy

   






P E T E R     M A X 







J A N U A R Y


JAMIE WYETH






F E B R U A R Y


FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER






M A R C H

 

EYVIND EARLE







A P R I L


M. C. ESCHER







M A Y


GUITY NOVIN






J U N E


NORMAN ROCKWELL 







J U L Y


JOHN STEUART CURRY







A U G U S T


JANET FISH







S E P T E M B E R


HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC







O C T O B E R


ANDREW WYETH







N O V E M B E R


FERNANDO BOTERO







D E C E M B E R


HENRY OSSAWA TANNER



love

   dad







©  Tom Taylor


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Sunday, December 27, 2020

good morning justin

  







E N S L A V E M E N T   by   P R E D A T O R S


Stanislaw Szukalski     1975






S E L F    P O R T R A I T


Philippe Halsman 







O S I P    B R I K


Alexander Rodchenko     1924







M A X    E R N S T

Frederick Sommer     1946







N E W S P A P E R    B O Y S


Lewis Hine     1908







W A N D E R E R


Heinrich Kuhn     1915







W O M A N    a t    H E R    M I R R O R


Heinrich Kuhn     1906 







G R A D U A T I N G    C L A S S


Eugene Frank     1913







D A N C E    S C H O O L


Elliot Erwitt     1977






 
C O U P L E


Maurice Tabard 








R I C H A R D    N I X O N


Philippe Halsman     1959









F A S H I O N


Richard Prince     1984







Y O U N G     M A N     i n     C U R L E R S


Diane Arbus     1966







U N T I T L E D    3 5 3


Cindy Sherman     2000







S E L F     P O R T R A I T


Chuck Close     2007



love

   dad


 



©  Tom Taylor



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