Monday, July 9, 2007
Did this for a charity for a little boy who was ill. Didn't keep a copy of it except one that was 2"x2.1" so the clarity is fuzzy. My friends have a copy and I'll try to get one of those to put up. I finally titled this "F is for F-R-E-A-K..." and liked it because either of the characters in this painting could be thinking it about the other.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
A little study of Art Nouveau filigree. These two had an affair in 1896. Although he was 40 years older than the dancer, the gossip columns defended the tryst touting it as the coupling of power and beauty. They found it touching that such a serious, powerful man would be seen publicly with such a young beautiful girl. To the people of Belgium, it made the king more human and likable. This was taken from the Taschen book "Art Nouveau".