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Anna Akhmatova in the Modernist Moment

Nathan Altman. Portrait of Anna Akhmatova. 1914. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Source: Anna Akhmatova Foundation] Anna Akhmatova had become a cultural icon by the time Nathan Altman painted her in 1914. Her bangs and shawl, her regal bearing … Continue reading

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Who Spied On Lee Miller?

Lots of people lined up to peek through the keyhole for a glimpse of Lee Miller, whose meteoric career arced from Vogue fashion model to Surrealist muse to intrepid war photographer. The voyeurs included Condé Nast, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, … Continue reading

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Fauvists on Fashionista Street

Bill Cunningham imagines the Fauves and German Expressionists as he looks for audacious colors in this weeks On the Street photo essay. His advice for a gloomy economy? “Be daring. Just put on some outrageous shoes, or two different color … Continue reading

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Joie de Vivre in the Luxembourg Gardens

Another October, and again I missed Nuit Blanche in Paris. Bill Cunningham was there, and his latest On the Street photo essay finds joie de vivre and vivid colors everywhere in the City of Light. Look for sapphire blue in … Continue reading

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Lee Miller: Picasso’s Liberation

War correspondent Lee Miller visited Pablo Picasso’s studio on the day Allied troops liberated Paris in August 1944. [Source: Guardian/Lee Miller Archives] See Lee Miller: Flapper Fashionista, Lee Miller: Surrealist Muse and Lee Miller: War Photographer.

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Lee Miller: Flapper Fashionista

Lee Miller first appeared in Vogue on its March 15, 1927, cover. The illustrator Georges Lepape drew her as an iconic, modern flapper against a New York cityscape. [Source: Style.com Laird Borrelli profiles Miller on Style.com: Countless models have had … Continue reading

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Lee Miller: Surrealist Muse

Lee Miller, Surrealist muse, photographed by Man Ray, Paris ca. 1930 [Source: NYT] Janine Di Giovanni encapsulates the Surrealist stretch of Miller’s life in a New York Times T magazine feature: Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1907, Miller fled her … Continue reading

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