Writers in Art: Anna Akhmatova by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

Anna Akhmatova by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, 1922.

Portrait of Anna Akhmatova, 1922 by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

Portrait of Anna Akhmatova, 1922 by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

“You will hear thunder and remember me, and think: she wanted storms…”-Anna Akhmatova

[Alternative Muses] Birthday Mashup: Émile Zola/Buddy Ebsen

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”-Émile Zola (born 2 April 1840)

Buddy Ebsen, 1936

Buddy Ebsen, 1936. He was born on 2 April 1908.

Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen in Captain January (1936).

Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen in Captain January (1936). 

30 March 1853: Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853.

A portrait of the artist:

Portrait of Vincent van Gogh by John Peter Russell, 1886

Portrait of Vincent van Gogh by John Peter Russell, 1886. It is no wonder Kirk Douglas played the painter in the 1956 film adaptation of Irving Stone’s novel,  Lust for Life.                                                  

[Alternative Muses] Coming and Going: Pierre-Auguste Renoir/Tennessee Williams Mashup

The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, circa 1881-1886

The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (born on 2/25/1841), circa 1881-1886.

“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”-Tennessee Williams (died on 2/25/1983)