November 11, 2011

Halloween 2011: The excuse to wear a latex dress

Christian the "Snake Charmer"

Style Inspiration: Renée Perle

Renée Perle & Jacques Henri Lartigue

"Tall, slim, a long neck, a shining lock of hair caressing her mouth. I see the reflection of Renee’s beauty in women’s eyes and men’s glances... Beside her, other women look like farm girls." -Lartigue’s Diary: Paris, March 10, 1930

"Jacques Henri Lartigue, who immortalized her in his pictures, had another term: angel. The revered photographer met his muse in 1930 on the Rue de la Pompe. He thought she was Mexican, but he guessed wrong; Perle was Romanian, and a model once employed by the French dressmaker Doeuillet. "She is beautiful," Lartigue told his diary. "The small mouth with the full painted lips! The ebony black eyes. From under her fur coat comes a warmth of perfume. The head looks petite on her long neck." The pair spent two years together, cavorting as if on eternal vacation in Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, and Biarritz, with Lartigue's camera always at the ready. In the "shadowless heaven" of his photographs, glamorous women, including his first and second wives, Bibi and Florette, abound, but Perle's lacquered hair, slender silhouette, modern T-shirts, armfuls of bangles, and talonlike nails shone the brightest. "Around her," Lartigue wrote, "I see a halo of magic." -Laird Borrelli

"It is blood that moves the body..."

"I believe that words uttered in passion contain a greater living truth than do those words which express thoughts rationally conceived. It is blood that moves the body. Words are not meant to stir the air only: they are capable of moving greater things." -Natsume Sōseki

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June 22, 2011

"On Notes"

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June 3, 2011

Nicola Samorì

"The term Baroque, which in contemporary art, is closely connected to the term Neo-Baroque, which concerns itself with the reappearing of baroque tendencies. The neo-baroque sensibility that has flourished since the beginning of the new century. After decades that have often been labelled Post-modernism and were dominated primarily by minimalistic and conceptual aesthetics, the neo-baroque sensibility has infiltrated different artistic practices ever since.

Its decorated imagery is aggressively overwhelming and beautiful."

2009, olio su tavola, 55 x 52 cm

La Storia
2009, olio su rame, 100 x 100 cm

Simonia (J.R.S.R.)
2009, oil on linen, 200 x 150 cm

Buen Retiro
2010, olio su lino, 200 x 150 cm

2010, oil on wood, 27 x 19 cm

2010, oil on copper, 70 x 50 x 5 cm

Hans Holbein – écorché (estasi)
2010, oil on copper, 100 x 100 cm

2010, olio su carta, 54 x 36 cm

Nicola Samori


May 30, 2011

Royal T

Stuck in my head from last night with Michael V.

Lolita Book Covers

1957 DK Hans Reitzel, Copenhagen

1958 NL Oisterwijk, The Hague

1959 BRD Rowohlt, Hamburg

1962 BRA Boa Leitura, Sao Paulo

1964 US LP Spoken Arts, New York

1965 SV Aldus-Bonnier (Delfinbok), Stockholm

1969 GB Transworld (Corgi), London

1973 UK Transworld (Corgi Books), London

1994 BRA Companhia das Letras, São Paulo

1995 FR Gallimard (folio), Paris

2005 CHI Yiwen Press, Shanghai

2005 FR Gallimard (folio), Paris

2006 GB Penguin (Red Classics), London