My Inspiration for November III

28 Nov

My aesthetic for this month includes Emmy Bovary’s provincial loneliness, 1830s fashion, grim cities of the North in artworks of Grimshaw and kitchen sink dramas, decadence of Weimar Berlin, fragile and beautiful literary heroines such as Blanche DuBois, Iggy Pop and David Bowie’s years in Berlin, Kirchner, Joy Division and the story around Tony Wilson’s Factory, and Biba fashion. Also, I’ve been very interested in 1970s take on the glamour of the 1930s in fashion. I’ve read only two books: Touching from a Distance by Deborah Curtis and Villette by Charlotte Bronte, the latter kind of annoyed me. A little hint: the next post will be about one painting from this post, any guesses?

‘The day is slipping away… I am sorrowful in November.’ (Anne Sexton)


Source: misspandora.fr1925-26-farewell-by-ernst-ludwig-kirchner

1871-moonlight-1871-john-atkinson-grimshaw1881. Shipping on the Clyde, by John Atkinson Grimshaw,1960. Brigitte Bardot and Sami Frey in La vérité (1960) by Henri-Georges Clouzot 31837. Mourning Dresses, World of Fashion, July1841-louise-dorleans-queen-of-belgium-1812-1850-painted-by-franz-xaver-winterhalter


View of Heath Street by Night 1882 Atkinson Grimshaw 1836-1893 Purchased 1963

The Vale of Rest 1858-9 Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896 Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894


1977-iggy-pop-the-idiot-released-on-18th-march-19771913. Five Women in the Street by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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