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Tuesday, August 8, 2006
I was involved with a woman who told me over two years that she loved me; yet she would never listen to me or express interest in my feelings. In fact she would deliberately hurt me, such as cheating on me and making clear to her friends that she had, so it would get back to me. Then, she would continue to tell me she loved me. I now know that is not love. I love Leslie and wish her the ability to love herself so that she can discover how to love.
Posted by wentworth at 8:15 AM
Labels: Art of Leslie Geddes Leslie Geddes Memories Princeton, Deep Thoughts, Leslie Geddes Kirsten Feyling
Friday, August 4, 2006
Above is a selection of paintings by Alberto Vargas from 1920 - 1970.
His technique is incredible and thus I like his art.
We can see a trend in his art.
The 1920s and 1930s are more stylistic, lush and romantic.
The 1940s, as with the brunette starring out with the flower in her hair, focuses more on personality.
The 1950s have huge breasts.
The 1960s are almost parodies of 1960s fashion; Alberto was clearly lost here.
The 1970s become silicone territory.
Also, of note, the 1960s started to show more black models (he did have at least 2 in the 1920s who were more exotic objects than models).
The captions of the black models are distressingly borderline racist, using hip and jive language which reflects an alienation from, and fetishization of. black culture.
However, I'm not sure whether Vargas made the captions or if that was the job of a magazine editor.
Overall, the stunning portrayal of the female form, even if idealized and vulgarized, gets my vote for Vargas as an illustrator worth studying.