Posts tagged: portrait
It’s easy to forget how radical it was for an artist to let go of structure, forsake known geometries, stop using the sides of the painting to define the image, move away from enclosed forms, and meld background and image, all while enthralling the eye, enticing the mind, and allowing others to use the work as a passage to a not-quite-known imaginary place. Jerry Saltz Vulture, 2011
Serena Williams of the U.S. adjusts her necklace during a break in play against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in their women’s singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Photo Milton Greene
Somebody should make an animated GIF with these two images.
Update: I had Marilyn on my mind when I posted Happy Birthday Mister President and then I learned that today August 5th is the 50th anniversary of her death: she would be 86. (!)
Wherever I travel in the world, I run across the luminous image of the heartbreaking and breathtaking sex symbol who was smart enough to become the most famous “dumb blonde” of the 20th century.
Maureen Dowd The Love Goddess Who Keeps Right on Seducing nytimes