Frida Kahlo and Nickolas Muray

In Nickolas Muray’s (Hungarian-born American photographer)1939 portrait of painter Frida Kahlo a crown of purple yarn weaves in and out of her thick black hair, flyaways break loose from her braids. Her favorite shawl, a deep magenta rebozo wraps around her shoulders matching the warm flush of her cheeks and her painted nails—glints of red that call attention to her strong hands. She leans comfortably against a wall gazing resolutely if not lovingly at the camera.

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Muray and Kahlo were at the height of their on-again off-again ten-year relationship when these pictures were taken. Their affair had started in 1931 after Muray was divorced from his second wife and shortly after Kahlo’s marriage to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. It outlived Muray’s third marriage and Kahlo’s divorce and remarriage to Rivera by one year, ending in 1941. They remained good friends until her death in 1954.

Frida

In the portrait she wears
a coral shawl across her shoulders.
Terracotta lips are set in granite.
Her eyes are the color of the earth,
they scream the anguish of the world.
Her image is etched into tapestry
hung from nails on a farmhouse wall.
She is captured by the hand
of a woman uprising
She is proud
she is Mexico.

poetry by Holly Rene Hunter

Poetry and Tea Roses

I will always disappoint you

my verse is no where near roses

pigment stained and tear smudged

overflowing with sudden downpours

a spiraling monsoon that can

not be held back with the tenderest

of sighs.

I tell lies lovingly

each line a litany of devotion

or a buzzed serendipity.

I will fall in love with the sleeved

heart of every poet.

Save me from obscurity, give me a purpose

sugary rose petals or the embryo

of a pearl washed ashore.

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Resa’s Jimi Hendrix Experience

Our favorite designer/fashionista Resa from Art Gowns has an amazing history in the film industry (as many of us know). She is taking us on a magic carpet ride through her experience in the making of the Showtime film documenting the life of the legendary Jimi Hendrix.
Boogapony Holly will be hosting the awesome trip. Please notice how gracefully she moves among the scenes effortlessly alternating from one gorgeous Resa Model Gown to another. BPH couldn’t have done it without the help of Resa (She’s awesome).
Just between us you may on occasion find Resa wearing the shirts from this movie as she actually owns them now. That’s to die for!

Hurry over, you don’t want to miss Resa’s Jimi Hendrix Experience and her gorgeous gowns at https://artgowns.com/2020/07/02/hangin-with-boogapony-jimi/.

Jimi

Art by Resa McConaghy

Georges Braque

““There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.”

Marina Kanavaki

French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor

Georges Braque

was born,

May 13, 1882,

in Argenteuil, Val-d’Oise.


A major 20th-century French painter. Braque’s early works were impressionistic, but transitioned into a fauvist styleand -after meeting and working with Picasso [1909]- founded and developed Cubism, contributing to the history of art [big time!].

So here’s a glimpse of his work

The Large Trees L’Estaque

“Art is made to disturb, science reassures.”

Helios V

“Truth exists; only lies are invented.”

Glass and Plate of Apples

“Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.”

Guitar and Jug

“Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas. ”

Glass on a Table

“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry. ”

Baigneuse (Le Grand Nu, Large Nude)

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Velvet Tango

I do just love this Resa! Thank you from my heart.

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Art Gowns

Did you ever feel like making an Art Gown about the Tango?

If so, you may be thinkingpassion, desireand poetry in motion.

Those words also perfectly describe the prose of Holly – House of Heart. Art Gown Velvet Tango is dedicated to her.  Holly, I hope you just love this!

Gigi (Georgiann from Rethinking Life) wrote some Tango poetry. With Gigi’s permission to use these pieces with an Art Gown dedicated to Holly, I began an epic 5 month building of  Velvet Tango.

Holly thought a Tango gown could be black, red and silver. So, I immediately began deconstructing a red, 25 year old  synthetic velvet coat that I never wear.

In the rear of a fabric jobbers, I found an old rayon bengaline lining for $4.00/yard. It was a splurge, but I bought 4 yards.

Tango dresses can feature lots of asymmetry and…

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golden moon

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Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog

watercolor 10/2019

One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk back to you. But if you don’t talk to the animals, they won’t talk back to you, then you won’t understand, and when you don’t understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the animals, you will destroy yourself.

……chief dan george 

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