Entries from September 2009

Brigitte Bardot Turns 75

Comments   3   Date Arrow  September 28, 2023 at 7:17pm   User  by Mark Willis

Brigitte Bardot was the “locomotive of women’s history”? It sounds like something Roger Vadim concocted to promote a movie. Actually, Simone de Beauvoir said it in a 1959 essay titled Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita Syndrome. Simone explained, “ She has no idea what her rights or her duties could be. She follows her inclinations. [...]

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Goya’s Iconography of Provocation & Fear

Comments   1   Date Arrow  September 27, 2023 at 9:00am   User  by Mark Willis

Francisco Goya. The Third of May 1808. Oil on canvas, 1814. Museo del Prado, Madrid. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]
Babu Kuriakose  left a comment recently noting congruencies in Goya’s famous painting and Spartan Girls Provoking Boys by Edgar Degas. Babu has a discerning eye, and his website documents many resonances in contemporary visual rhetoric. His comment led [...]

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Fashionista Street: Soft Lines & Preposterous Shoes

Comments   0   Date Arrow  September 20, 2023 at 8:29am   User  by Mark Willis

According to Bill Cunnningham’s latest On the Street photo essay, “A signature look has emerged during the last days of New York Fashion Week: draped dresses worn with shoes that make a statement.”

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