Woman Reading by Karl Alexander Wilke, circa 1912:
An old favorite:
I’m having a particularly strong Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)
moment phase obsession. This extraordinary, trail-blazing Swedish woman is one of my favourite artists and inspirations. Although her strong mysticism is inextricably linked to her artwork, her paintings stand on their own as abstract marvels and aesthetic delights.
Check out some of her work:
It has been too long since I last posted an image of that great Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova. This is for me as much as it is for you…
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on 4 August 1792.
Posthumous Portrait of Shelley Writing Prometheus Unbound in Italy by Joseph Severn, 1845
Although I’m not officially celebrating my birthday until next week, I am going to see a Picasso exhibit with my family today. I’ll be back tomorrow. Have a great Sunday!
The Orange Book by Allen Tucker:
I’m not going to lie; her fingers kind of scare me.