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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


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


Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)

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


Eric Ravilious was not yet 40 when he died. The circumstances were tragic: in his capacity as a war artist, he had travelled to a remote British base in south-west Iceland, RAF Kaldadarnes, which at the time — September 1942 — was on the front line of the Battle of the Atlantic. Soon after his arrival, he hitched a lift on…

Source: The great artist of Deep England – UnHerd


Miroslav Hák (1911-1978)

Source: Miroslav Hák (1911-1978) – Inversion Process


On the 28th of May 1853, artist and designer Carl Larsson was born in Stockholm. Following a difficult childhood spent in poverty, Larsson got a break when an art teacher recognised his talent and directed him towards a creative career. He started off working as an illustrator of books, magazines, and newspapers, then moved to Paris in 1877, where he…

Source: The Larssons’ Handmade, Homemade Bliss: Swedish Arts and Crafts | A R T L▼R K


On the 21st of May 1688, English poet Alexander Pope was born in London, England. At twelve, Pope composed his earliest extant work, Ode to Solitude; the same year saw the onset of the debilitating bone deformity that would plague Pope until the end of his life. Originally attributed to

Source: Disability and Creativity: Alexander Pope | A R T L▼R K


Here’s a measure of how many artists have turned to making face masks during America’s coronavirus-induced lockdown period: inspired by the large number she’s spotted on social media, Cincinnati collector Sara Vance Waddell is already in the process of organizing an exhibition of artist-made masks.

Source: Meet the Artists Who Have Transformed Their Studios Into Mask-Making Workshops


In this excerpt from the book More than a Muse, which highlights creative women who have been overshadowed by their more famous spouses, see how the artist Lee Krasner worked her way up to the apex of New York’s art scene, only to often find herself reduced to the role of Jackson Pollock’s wife.

Source: Lee Krasner Has Long Been Eclipsed by Her Much More Famous Artist Husband.

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