Life Magazine Archives.

Last night, I was watching this famed episode of Seinfeld and caught a line by Jerry that just made me laugh at myself. Upon finding out that a long-time crush of his finally got divorced and was already remarried, he says, “I gotta get on that Internet!” – and that’s just how I feel today.

I was perusing the arts section of the lovely lovely Miss Moss and stumbled upon her Life magazine archive finds and was totally enamored, especially of this spread on Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti’s villa in Rome (is that even real life? Look how glamorous she is! She’s spoiled and she totally knows it. It’s hilarious). How did I completely miss the Life mag archives on Google? Unlike Jerry, I am on the Internet and am totally part of the generation, so, I really have no excuse.

Better late than never, I guess. This picture of Pablo Picasso struck my fancy.

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I know it’s not original to say he’s one of my favorite artists, but he is. (I’m a total sucker for the classics, in general. Van Gogh. Matisse. Degas. Hopper. You get the drift…) Picasso is so bold (bold? is that the best word? maybe more like, bordering on undeniably aggressive) and versatile. I love the full spectrum of his work: his paintings, his drawings, his sculptures. The MoMa recently exhibited a vast collection of his sculptures, and it was one of the best shows I had seen in a long time.

This photo reminds me of the French documentary The Mystery of Picasso, which I had the accidental pleasure of watching one random Saturday at the Guggenheim. Here’s a snippet of it:

 

What about you guys? I see you Brasil, Argentina, Saudi, reading my blog 😉 Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web! Do you guys have any favorite artists I should learn about? Leave a reply below!


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