among favorite artists

Meisen Kimono.  Early Showa period (1927-1939), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery. An unlined meisen silk summer kimono featuring repeating wave and thistle motifs. The thistle is a rare motif in Japanese art, and the it is uncertain whether its presence here was meant to be decorative or auspicious. The alternating blue and white wave motifs - the main theme on this summer kimono - are of a type halfway between abstract “sei-gai-ha” ones with their concentric semicircles, and the realistic ones such as created on the woodblock print “The Great wave of Kanagawa” by the artist Hokusai. of Waves and spray, called “araumi”. are accomplished here in the simplest of ways. The wave has been a favorite motif among Japanese artists for centuries, perhaps because the island of Japan in a huge sea, and because of the Japanese love of nature and the forces within it.

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA 1898–1980

Polish art deco painter, glamorous socialite. Born to a wealthy family in Poland, she escaped to Paris with her husband in 1918, where she immediately began to pursue painting. Her style borrowed from the deconstructed forms of the cubists, combined with the sleek decadence of art deco. Well known for her scandalous sexual appetite along with her art, she was constantly having affairs with men and women, and fell into a circle of notable bisexual women including Vita Sackville-West and Colette. In 1939, she moved to America with her second husband to escape WWII, and became a favorite artist among the Hollywood set. Her work fell out of favor in the 1960s, only to find a new surge of popularity shortly before her death.

jordyd117  asked:

I'm not sure about how well know you are getting, but you are definitely among my favorite artists. And not even just P5 artists, I mean in general, been looking at what else you've done and I love it!

Well that does mean a lot so thanks!

Meisen Kimono.  Early Showa period (1927-1939), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery. An unlined meisen silk summer kimono featuring repeating wave and thistle motifs. The thistle is a rare motif in Japanese art, and the it is uncertain whether its presence here was meant to be decorative or auspicious. The alternating blue and white wave motifs - the main theme on this summer kimono - are of a type halfway between abstract “sei-gai-ha” ones with their concentric semicircles, and the realistic ones such as created on the woodblock print “The Great wave of Kanagawa” by the artist Hokusai. of Waves and spray, called “araumi”. are accomplished here in the simplest of ways. The wave has been a favorite motif among Japanese artists for centuries, perhaps because the island of Japan in a huge sea, and also because of the Japanese love of nature and the forces within it.