Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Portraits

Bernard Boutet De Monvel, Portraits

Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1881–1949) is often described as a society portraitist. From 1926 onwards he spent some time in New-York and worked as an illustrator for Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

 

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Mamie Eisenhower wore Pink

Mamie Eisenhower wore Pink

The US presidential inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 when Eisenhower’s wife Mamie Eisenhower wore a pink dress as her inaugural gown is thought to have been a key turning point to the association of pink as a color associated with girls. Mamie’s strong liking of pink led to the public association with pink being a color that “ladylike women wear.” The 1957 American musical Funny Face also played a role in cementing the color’s association with women.Mamie Eisenhower wore Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jackie Kennedy by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

Jackie Kennedy by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

Brainbreaker of the week: Which portrait of Jackie Kennedy was made by Rockwell and which one by Warhol? Please submit your answer in the reply space below. Have a Nice Day!

Both portaits can be seen at The Norman Rockwell Museum! A museum, we, at Mimi Berlin would like to visit very much!

“Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is the first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America.” (read more nrm.org

Michael Mapes Human Specimens

Michael Mapes Human Specimens
Artist Michael Mapes has created portraits which we, at Mimi Berlin, like very much. The portraits are made out of many different, collaged fragments pinned onto the background like they were insects. You could say he dissected the human species. Below images of Specimen: E.V.Y. made in 2017 and, from the same series but dated 2007; Male Specimen: SS
Specimen: E.V.Y., Michael Mapes, 2017, 14″ x 16″ x 3.5″, Made with photographic prints, botanical elements, hair, insect pins, gelatin capsules, specimen containers, sand, dirt.

Male Specimen: SS, Michael Mapes, 16″ x 14″ x 3″. Made with photographic prints, misc collage materials, insect pins, pinning foam, glass vials, magnifiers, gelatin capsules, petri dish, resin filled plastic containers, within wood box with glass cover.

Make sure to check out his website to see other series made in a similar way like the Pin-Up or the Dutch Masters series for instance!

Helen Konig Scavini for Ceramiche Lenci

Helen Konig Scavini for Ceramiche Lenci

OMG! How ridiculously beautiful are these porcelain face masks!? They are made in the 1930s by Helen Konig Scavini. Auch Haben! with our own “History of Circus Legends” headscarves!!!

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