Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Xenia Boguslavskaya

Portrait of Xenia Boguslavskaya, 1922, by Frieda Riess, German, born Poland, 1890-exact date and location of death unknown, rumored to have died around 1955.  Xenia Boguslavskaya, born Ksenija Leonidovna Boguslavkaja, Russian, artist, 1892-1971.

Juan and Evita

Official Presidential Portrait of Juan Peron and First Lady Eva Peron, 1948, by Numa Ayrinhac,  Argentine, born France, 1881-1951, oil on canvas.  Juan Peron, Argentine,  politician, military officer, President of Argentina, 1946-1955, 1973-1974.  Eva "Evita" Peron, born Eva Duarte,  Argentine, 1919-1952.

Bea Arthur Naked

Bea Arthur Naked, 1991, by John Currin, American, 1962-, oil on canvas.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tripod Attack!

Illustration from the 1906 French edition of War of the Worlds, by Henrique Alvim Correa, Brazilian, 1876-1910.  War of the Worlds, copyright 1898, by H.G. (Herbert George) Wells, English, 1866-1946.

The Carter Family

The Carter Family, 1927, photographer unknown.  Left to right, A.P. (Alvin Pleasant) Carter, American, musicologist, record producer,vocalist, 1891-1960,  Maybelle Carter, born Maybelle Addington, American, guitarist, banjo player, autoharp player, vocalist, 1909-1978, Sara Carter, born Sara Dougherty, American, autoharp player, vocalist, 1898-1979.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Blue Painting

The Blue Painting, 1973, by Robert Motherwell, American, 1915-1991, oil on canvas.

Gene Tierney

Portrait of Gene Tierney,  about 1950,  unknown studio photographer.  Gene Tierney, American, actress, 1920-1991.

At The Pool

At The Pool, 1951, by Ruth Bernhard, German, 1905-2006.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Self Portrait

Self Portrait,1927,  Lotte Stam-Beese, German, architect, photographer, 1903-1988.

Gospel Book

Gospel illustration, 1504-1505, Ethiopian, artist unknown, tempera on parchment.

Bessie Love

Nude portrait of Bessie Love, 1920s, by James Abbe, American, 1883-1973.  Bessie Love, born Juanita Horton, American, actress, 1898-1986.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Thin-Aired Room

My Thin-Aired Room, 1956, by Kansuke Yamamoto, Japanese, photographer and painter, 1914-1987.

The Avenue In the Rain

The Avenue In the Rain, 1917, by Childe Hassam, born Frederick Childe Hassam,  American, 1859-1935,  oil on canvas.

Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman, 1654, by Michiel Sweerts, 1618-1664, Flemish, nationality Netherlands, oil on panel.