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My Inspirations for February II

28 Feb

In February I’ve really been inspired by two artists; Kees van Dongen and Kandinsky, and other things such as Manic Street Preachers (anniversary!), peacocks, films such as The Young Victoria and The Invisible Woman. Japanese sakura trees, beautiful gardens and temples were also very inspiration, perhaps due to this late winter days when I long for flowers and spring the most.

I’ve also read The Lord of the Rings I and II this month, and I’ve started reading the third part.

1920s Marchesa Casati by Kees van Dongen

1910s La Casati by Kees Van Dongen

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1863. Olympia - Manet

The Invisible Woman Cover 2

1846. Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Siciles, duchesse d'Aumale by W.

drawing idea peacock 6

1898. Vlaho Bukovac

the lord of the rings book covers

Japanese White-Eye Hiding in Sakura

Himeji castle with cherry blossoms in Japan

1925. Swinging - Wassily Kandinsky 'The title conveys the painting’s sense of dynamic movement, suggestive of the rhythms of modernity. One of the pioneers of abstract painting, Kandinsky championed a mystical approach to art

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My Inspirations for January 2015

31 Jan

This year couldn’t have possibly started in a better way. The month of January has been a real collage of inspirations. I’ve been streched between two different worlds; dark, Victorian style and macabre world of Tim Burton (Corpse Bride and things like The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Lemony’s Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Classic and Gothic Lolita), and the world of fairies and forests (The Lord of the Rings, W. Blake’s art). Lothlorien forest is enchanting, isn’t it?

I’ve also read Mirbeau’s masterpiece Diary of a Chambermaid. My other inspirations were films such as Zoolander, Midnight in Paris, Yes Man Movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Iggy the Eskimo and Syd Barrett, first album by The 13th Floor Elevators, Scrapbook ‘A Memorial of a Friendship‘ by Anne Wagner, Bronte Sisters, Gothic Interiors…

Film Alice in Wonderland (1966) has also been a great inspiration for me.

Alice in Wonderland (1966) 9

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing circa 1786 by William Blake 1757-1827

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the diary of a chambermaid book 1

yes man movie

midnight in paris

the 13th floor elevators album cover

corpse bride 10

corpse bride 1

the gashlycrumb tinies cover

Memorial of Friendship scrapbook by Anne Wagner, a note from her niece Elizabeth Venables, in Abergale, July 29, 1803

lemony snickets 1

1845. three dreamy ladies

1846. The Three Robinson Sisters, George Theodore Berthon

Lord of the RIngs - Crayon drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien of the mallorn trees of Lothlorien classic lolita 257

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Lolita 'Esprit de la Belle Époque à Paris' 8