Luigi Russolo, Profumo (Perfume), 1910


This is a painting titled Profumo (Perfume) by the Italian Futurist artist Luigi Russolo. It is dated 1910 and it belongs to the collections of Il Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, in Italy.

I like the way Russolo shows the sensory experience of smell, translating fragrance into colors and lines that engulf the female subject.

Image: Luigi Russolo, Profumo, via Il Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.

Schiaparelli Auction at Christie’s Paris


Last week, on January 23rd, Christie’s held an auction of Elsa Schiaparelli’s personal possessions at its Paris location. You can read a bit about the auction and see some images here, at the Christie’s website. If you’re anything of a Schiaparelli fan, you’ll enjoy the pictures and you’ll probably wish you could have seen the objects in person (and maybe purchased a little something!).

Let’s go fantasy-shopping! Here are just a few of my favorite listings in the auction catalogue…

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