Saturday, January 22, 2011

Portrait of a Lady


 Portrait of a Lady
by T.S. Eliot (1917)
       
I take my hat: how can I make a cowardly amends
For what she has said to me?       
You will see me any morning in the park
Reading the comics and the sporting page.
Particularly I remark
An English countess goes upon the stage.
A Greek was murdered at a Polish dance,       
Another bank defaulter has confessed.
I keep my countenance,
I remain self-possessed
Except when a street piano, mechanical and tired
Reiterates some worn-out common song       
With the smell of hyacinths across the garden
Recalling things that other people have desired.
Are these ideas right or wrong?
 
      
  
                  
      
 Felice Casorati, Portrait of Silvana Cenni, 1922

 Ubaldo Oppi, La giovane sposa, 1922

 Romaine Brooks, Self-Portrait, 1923

 Albert Birkle, Elisabeth Starosta mit Chiffon-Bluse und Hut, 1923

 Pablo Picasso, Olga pensive, 1923

 Rudolf Schlichter, Woman with Tie, 1923

 Camilo Mori, The Traveller, 1923

 Jean Metzinger, Jeune femme pensive aux roses rouges, 1923

 Max Beckmann, Portrait Minna Beckmann-Tube, 1924

 Francisco Pons Arnau, Confidencias, 1925

 Alberto Martini, Ritratto di Wally Toscanini (Detail), 1925

 Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Portrait of Maria Nawrocka, 1925

 Félix Vallotton, Femme au collier bleu, 1925

 Amadeo Bocchi, Bianca in abito da sera, 1925

 Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926

 Arthur Kaufmann, Lady in Black Coat, 1926

 Théophile Robert, Lady in Black Dress, 1926 

Christian Schad, Lotte, 1927

 Ilya Mashkov, Lady in Blue, 1927

 Lasar Segall, Retrato de Baby de Almeida, 1927

 Cagnaccio di San Pietro, Donna allo Specchio, 1927

 Herbert Ploberger, Vor dem Schaufenster, 1928

 Christian Schad, Sonja, 1928

  Vilmos Aba-Novák, Laura No. 1, 1929

  Jeanne Mammen, At Kranzler's, 1929

 Rudolf Schlichter, Portrait of Karola Neher, 1929

 Cagnaccio di San Pietro, Portrait of Signora Vighi, 1930

 Antonio Donghi, Portrait of a Woman in Hat, 1931

 Amedeo Bocchi, Bianca, 1932

 Conrad Felixmüller, A Russian Imigrant from Baku (Frau Ginda Krettingen), 1932

 Meredith Frampton, Marguerite Kelsey, 1928

 François Emile Barraud, Portrait de jeune fille, 1932

 Bernard Fleetwood-Walker, Amity, 1933 

 George Spencer Watson (1869 - 1934), Four loves I found - a woman, a child, a horse, a hound

 Viscount Hastings, Untitled, 1934

 Werner Schramm, Portrait of a Lady on the Pont des Arts, 1935

 Doris Zinkeisen, Self-Portrait, c. 1935

 Marcello Dudovich, Ritratto di signora, c. 1935

 Antonio Berni,  Woman in Red Sweater, 1935

 Rita Angus, Self-portrait, 1937

 Leonor Fini, Self-portrait, 1938

 Greta Freist, La danseuse (Self-Portrait), 1938

 Diego Rivera, Portrait of Lupe Marín, 1938

 Paul Citroen, Portray of Corry Mohlenfeldt, 1939

6 comments:

  1. Another amazing set. I love them all!

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  2. I'm so happy to discover this blog! Thanks for rescuing so many wonderful artists from total obscurity for people like me! So many names that I never heard or saw before!

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  3. Beautiful , I love all portraits

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