18 March 2017

Lartigue in Colour

 Florette, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1954
Florette and Picasso, Vallauris, 1955

Taken from the beautiful and inspiring book A Life in Colour by Lartigue. Florette was Lartigue's wife of 41 years, and 27 years younger than the photographer. Breathlessly beautiful throughout.

8 March 2017

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom in a Glass, 1932
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

Taken from Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932, a brilliant (if horribly overcrowded) exhibition at the Royal Academy. So much to see, and in my case, learn. Petrov-Vodkin's ancestors were bandits, and according to local legend his surname derives from homemade vodka produced by his grandmother... what's not to love?
Ends 17th April