Monday, June 29, 2015

Painters Charles Knight and John Singer Sargent

Female NudeMale Nude In A Studio

Charles Knight (1901 – 1990, English)

The extraordinary artistic skill and eye of John Singer Sargent....always fresh, alive and vital. Sargent also proved it's essential for an artist to travel and experience the beauty of  diverse people in their natural habitats....and create work onsite.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Vogue: Reflecting the times

VOGUE's mission, besides selling designer merchandise, is to reflect the evolution of Human Culture as it is lived out by Affluent /Design Savvy women... always illustrated on the most attractive ( and more critically, super photogenic!) young models scouted globally. The Spring 15 issue of  Vogue Nederlands showcases the mixed race family of model Doutzen Kroes in casually intimate domestic bliss.
Vogue continues to challenge narrow minded, bigoted individuals /communities who refuse to embrace the diverse reality of 21 Century Life.

The June 15 issue of Italian Vogue features a variety of Chinese models for their special China Issue,

Italian Vogue has been the most daring in addressing issues affecting the world culture, often shot by the ULTIMATE fashion enthusiast, photographer Steven Meisel and supported by the brilliant editor Franca Sozzani since 1988..

Vogue's embracing of the changing world of women's lives and images for a global audience continues to be a thrill ride of surprises.
Has Italian Vogue considered CAITLYN JENNER for a cover story?

The first American Vogue cover with a black model...starring Beverly Johnson in 1974.

Anna Wintour has chosen to feature outstanding African American women from the world of entertainment, sports & politics on her covers of Vogue mixed in with the rare ( very rare) model cover.