Charles E. Burchfield, Sunshine During a Blizzard, 1947-1959. Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives, Buffalo, New York.
The Coiffure, 1890-1891
Drypoint and aquatint on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.257
I can’t stay away from movies about artists, no matter how sentimentalized they are (or even how far they may stray from the truth). I recently wrote a “listicle” about artist biopics for Biography.com; you can read it here.
The Vase of Perfume
Chang Wu-chien, translated by Gertrude L. Joerissen
If I open this flask of jade, in which is enclosed a
wondrous perfume, its mysterious fragrance will
When I caress thee, O my vase of amber, do not
breathe forth thy amorous thoughts.
Image: Jade snuff bottle, 18th century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 95.817.
Helena Rubinstein’s birthdate was December 25, 1872, so I thought I’d share this vintage advertisement (featuring Madame Rubinstein herself!) and a reminder that the Jewish Museum’s exhibition about Rubinstein continues through March 22. I highly recommend it—it gives a detailed and lively look at the career of this one-of-a-kind cosmetics entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist. You can read more of my thoughts on the exhibition here, at Biography.com.
For more information about the show, visit the Jewish Museum’s website.
Image via the Jewish Museum.
Just something to warm and relax you for a moment on this hectic winter day. Henry Siddons Mowbray’s Rose Harvest (1887) belongs to the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.