How beautiful are these masterpieces from french painter Carine Bouvard? To create such delicate works Carine uses a mixture of acrylics, printmaking, oils and drawing. “Mes Femmes oscillent entre réalisme et onirisme, force et fragilité, maladresse et délicatesse, explains Carine “elles sont sur le fil et tout reste à explorer”. (I won’t bother to translate – I’m sure you get the picture and doesn’t it sound so much better in french?)
“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Tim Walker, Vogue Italia August 2012, Vogue 1960, After the Night Tumblr, Anothermag, Vogue Italia March 2013 Miles Aldridge.
Lashes, shadow and kohl. Who knew midnight eyes could look so good? Harpers & Queen 1976, Richard Avedon Vogue 1968, unknown, Angelique Houtkamp, Stephanie Farrow for Biba, unknown, David Bailey Vogue 1968
Categories: 1960s, 1970, Fashion, Illustration, Photography2 • Tags: art, beauty, Biba, culture, David Bailey, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, makeup, photography, Richard Avedon, style, vintage, vogue
Love this photo shoot by Tom Craig for Porter Magazine. Very reminiscent of the photographs Patrick Lichfield took of Talitha Getty, the queen of Marrakesh kool in the early 70s: It was here where he [Yves Saint Laurent] met one of his muses, the ill-fated and impossibly beautiful Talitha Getty (supposedly the only woman Rudolf Nureyev was ever attracted to). Her opulent Moroccan palace, which she shared with her oil heir husband was the setting for some of the decade’s most […]
Categories: 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: Angela Lindvall, art, arts, beauty, culture, Fashion, Glamour, history, Inspiration, Marrakesh, Morroco, Patrick Lichfield, photography, Porter Magazine, style, Talitha Getty, Tom Craig, travel, vintage
Nobody did glamour like Anita Ekberg. Like a slinky silver fox she sashayed her way across the screen. Never will a sweetheart bust-line ever look so good!
Categories: 1950s, 1960s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: anita ekberg, art, arts, beauty, culture, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, Frederico Fellini, Glamour, La Dolce Vita, movies, photography, style, vintage
These 1930’s nudes by Russian photographer Alexander Grinberg very nearly didn’t survive. As a celebrated photographer teaching at the Moscow Society of Photographers he was imprisoned in a labour camp for five years, during the Stalinist regime, for producing work described as “dangerous to society”. Fortunately for us his older brother hid the negatives and his beautiful images live on. Grinberg witnessed the Russian Revolution, the Civil War, two World Wars and the Stalinist repression. He died at the ripe old age of […]
From paintings that look like photographs to photographs that look like paintings. Enter the world of Carl Bengtsson. Incredible eh?
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Captured in such intricate detail, you could be forgiven for thinking Michael Carson was a photographer not a painter! “I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and […]