This woman is drinking alone. IS THIS FEMINIST?
Despair is potentially feminist. However, the “lighting a romantic candle arrangement for oneself” factor betrays an over-investment in traditional models of romance and dating. Plus, if she works through that bottle too fast, all her shit’s going to be on fire. PROBLEMATIC.
I am interested in the sleeves of her blouse.
Happy #museumcats day. This holiday is my favorite because I am named after the Getty Museum in California.
My humin says this is because I has the same colors in my furs as the Getty Gardens—desert browns, dappled sun, dark shade, travertine, smogs, white stone, and pretty bronze. But I think the real reason is that I has impeccable taste in arts and belong in a villa.
Anyway, I read every new post on the museum’s blog, the Iris. And I sneef and re-sneef all of their tweets. You should, too! thegetty
Mmm. I want to know more about achieving a better world through chivalry.
Alice Kent Stoddard (1885-1976)
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Sparhawk-Jones was herself a painter, and a bit of a prodigy. However,
in 1913, a hereditary struggle with mental illness overwhelmed her and she disappeared from of the art world. It was the year of the controversial Armory Show in New York, in which the storm of European modernism overwhelmed its American audience. It was the year her only sister married and moved away, leaving Elizabeth the sole provider of their domineering widowed mother.
Incredibly she returned to painting two decades later ‘with an original style that sparked a second success’.