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My Inspiration for February III

29 Feb

Words for February: Marc Chagall, Russia, and blue: piercing Kees van Dongen blue, spiritual Rothko’s blue, Chagall’s soulful and dreamy blue, hints of night blue on paintings of Georges Rouault… blue… I’ve been inspired by Manic Street Preachers, two very good books; Fathers and Sons by Turgenev, and The Return of Philip Latinowicz by Miroslav Krleza. Two brilliant films as well: Good Bye, Lenin (2003), and Sonnenallee (1999); the latter is story of teenagers crazy for rock music and girls, on the East side of Berlin in the 1970s. The clothes, the music, superb!


1877. Nana is a painting by French painter Édouard Manet

1911. Sunflowers, by Egon Schiele

1866. Gustave Moreau - Venus Rising from the SeaSonnenallee cast 11834. Lady in front of a Mirror. Ferdinand von Lütgendorff-Leinburg

1878-79. Woman fastening her garter - Edouard Manet


1911. I and the Village by Marc Chagall1912. Marc Chagall - The Fiddler1913. Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers is an oil painting by Belarusian painter Marc Chagall,1913. Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide and Vaslav Nijinsky as the Golden Slave in Schéhérazade by George Barbier 1 1910. The Blue Sultana by Léon Bakst 1913. Le Bal élégant, La Danse à la campagne by Marie Laurencin 1890s Carnival in Flanders - James Ensor 1928. Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel (The Wedding Party on the Eiffel Tower) by Marc Chagall1906. Georges Rouault - Girl at the mirror (Fille Au Miroir)

My Inspirations for November II

30 Nov

This month I’ve read a few good books in a row, which is such a delight. So, I’ve read an avant-garde book ‘Novel with Cocaine’ by M. Ageyev, then finally Madame Bovary by Flaubert, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, novella Asya by Turgenev and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. I’ve watched some good films too; La Verite (1960) and Love is my profession (1958); both with Brigitte Bardot, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – really, really good, loved the costumes, the setting, wow! You’ve probably all seen it, but it was totally new and fresh and exciting for me. Well, I have to say that, as December arrives, my thoughts go to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierrot and circus – that might be a hint for my following posts.

1960s Jean Shrimpton on the tower bridge by david bailey 1838. Fashion for April, Ladies Cabinet 1837. Mourning Dresses, World of Fashion, July 1839. Louise-Marie d'Orleans 1831. Karl Pawlowitsch Brjullow Portrait of Giovannina Pacini, the eldest daughter of the Italian composer Giovanni Pacini Pencil and watercolour on paper 1831 1968. Girls, Quartier Latin, Paris 1967. Hookah Love, C.Keelan, Let us then free from hate, live happily among men filled with hatred, let us dwell in love. 1967. Flower Love - C.Keelan 1965 C2 26A Iggy Pop at the Whisky à Gogo in Los Angeles. 1906. Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854-1941), Le Moulin Rouge au Soir, Paris

NPG x103060; Betty Lindley

NPG x103060; Betty Lindley

1946. Brigitte Bardot waiting 1950s Thurston Hopkins - Cats of London 1973. Carol Kane in The Last Detail 1970s Iggy Pop on stage 1850s Autumn Landscape-William Louis Sonntag 1858-59. John Everett Millais - The Vale of Rest 1869. A Walk in the Forest, Ivan Shishkin 1880s Witch costume 1903. Albert Lynch (1851 - 1912), Jeanne d'Arc 1960. Brigitte Bardot and Sami Frey in La vérité (1960) by Henri-Georges Clouzot 3 1960. Brigitte Bardot and Sami Frey in La vérité (1960) by Henri-Georges Clouzot 7 1877. Linnie Watt - A Woodland Walk 1961. Jean Luc Godard and Anna Karina, Une Femme Est Une Femme 1961. Brigitte Bardot, “On The Sunny Side of The Street”, 1961

English actress Jane Asher drinks from a cup whilst reading papers in her kitchen in London in 1966. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

English actress Jane Asher drinks from a cup whilst reading papers in her kitchen in London in 1966. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1960s jane asher 44 1960s Francoise Hardy 39 1960s brigitte bardot 26 1956. Marina Vlady

1970s Barbara Streisand, vintage hair 1990s kate moss 1711913. Five Women in the Street by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner1993. Kate Moss, Photo - Terry O'Neill 2

My Inspiration for September II

30 Sep

”Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens the soul.” (Peggy Toney Horton)

Finally Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness as Keats wrote in his poem ‘Ode to Autumn’. Well, I developed some new interests such as philosophy and astrology, delved into mysticism, I-Ching and music of Ravi Shankar. Read Haruki Murakami for the first time, Kafka on the Shore, totally blown away by his writing style. I’ve also read Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet which subtly changed my view on some things and inspired me to…. about that later! While reading this, you could sense my rapture and joy, well, take it as a sign that the ‘season of the witch’ is coming and my creative juices are flowing, which means interesting (hopefully) posts!!!

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1905. Cleo de Merode by Nadar 1890s Cleo de Merode 10 1909. Geneviève Lantelme, outfit by Jacques Doucet 1907. Léon Spilliaert, La Buveuse d’Absinthe

XKH141325 Waft of Mist, c. 1818-20 (oil on canvas); by Friedrich, Caspar David (1774-1840); 32.5x42.4 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; German, out of copyright

1822. Moonrise over the Sea - Caspar David Friedrich

1793-94. Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head. By Henry Fuseli,

by Daniel Gardner, gouache and chalk, 1775

by Daniel Gardner, gouache and chalk, 1775

1960s brigitte bardot 226 1880s Charlotte Dubourg 1902. Le voyage dans la lune - Georges Melioes 1901. Cleo de Merode by Boldini 1960s Ingrid Boulting 11856. automn leaves - John Everett Millais1968. Baby Doll Cosmetics September 2