Update: I meant to say that if you love classic movies, Silver Screenings is a must-visit blog.

Thank you so much, Silver Screenings!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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“The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.”
Ludwig Bemelmans, writer, illustrator, Austrian, Hungarian, best for the Madeline picture books.

via “The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.” – Art of Quotation


Edward Hopper’s paintings have long been beloved, but during quarantine, they have seemed suddenly new again. His isolated figures and emptied streets seem like uncanny snapshots of real life. And with summer upon us, Hopper’s 1952 painting Morning Sun strikes a particular chord—in fact, it’s been called it one of “the ultimate images of summer.”In it, a woman, modelled on the painter’s wife, Jo, is pictured in a…

Source: This Edward Hopper Painting Has Been Called One of the ‘Ultimate Images of Summer.’ Here Are 3 Things You Might Not Know About It | artnet News


Clara Bow would have been 115 today, hence the reblog. Keep safe.

This modern treatment of a Clara Bow photograph was inspired, like The Gloria Swanson Tattoo and The Louise Brooks Tattoo, by Edward Steichen‘s headshot of the Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art. The Clara Bow photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, are from Deviantart…

Source: Clara Bow as You’ve Never Seen Her or Hollywood Gets a Makeover | First Night Design


This is a portrait of the transgender artist Lili Elbe painted by her lover, artist Gerda Wegener, circa 1928. I have altered tone, colour and contrast in order to ensure the picture more closely resembles the original. The image is from Wikimedia Commons.

‘Lili Elbe was a trans woman. She was born a male in Denmark in 1882 and named Einar Wegener. She married Gerda Wegener: they were both painters. She changed sex and was called Lili Elbe. Elbe had several surgical operations to reconfigure her genital organs and died in the course of her fifth operation.’ [Flickr]. Click here for more information.

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Discover James Tissot, on display at the Musée d’Orsay until September 13, with this video France tv arts.

Chronicler of the nineteenth-century society, James Tissot paints real, women and fashion with a style he does, mixing new techniques and traditional know-how

Source: Musée d’Orsay: James Tissot 


Detail from The Dance of Death, a terrifying work by Holbein in which 34 souls meet their end. Photograph: Picture Art Collection/Alamy

Detail from The Dance of Death, a terrifying work by Holbein in which 34 souls meet their end. Photograph: Picture Art Collection/Alamy

He was a star of the Renaissance, an unflinching painter of death and horror in a time of rampant plague. Yet he ended up in an unmarked grave in London. Or so it has always been believed …

Death is ever at one’s shoulder … The Ambassadors, with the stretched skull along the bottom, 1533. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Death is ever at one’s shoulder … The Ambassadors, with the stretched skull along the bottom, 1533. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Source: Where are the bones of Hans Holbein? I spent lockdown solving art’s grisliest mystery | Art and design | The Guardian


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Arriving in London in 1935, the Viennese photographer Wolfgang Suschitzky is best known for his depictions of London in the 1930s and 1940s. However a photography career spanning 70 years has seen him capture many subjects, all with the same genuine affection…

Source: vintage everyday: 30 Stunning Black and White Photographs of London in the 1930s and 1940s

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If you knew just how many names I considered before settling on Drop Anchor at Sunset, you would chuckle. Even now, I might change it!

I used a public domain photograph from Wikimedia Commons – Voilier “Vents du Sud” sur le Plan d’eau du Vidourle – Le Grau-du-Roi (Gard, France)
by Christian Ferrer – as my jumping-off point. Next, I used a couple of my textures and topped it off by adapting one of Kerstin Frank’s sublime background pieces.

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle US coming soon
Zazzle UK coming soon
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art coming soon

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)

Source: Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) – Inversion Process

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