Innocent nude posing – A page from an old diary and some related illustrations

Again, this post belongs in this blog as well –more than elsewhere…

INVISIBLE FORMS

I was going to title this post: “Nude posing in the age of innocence”, quite more elegant, but it would not be strictly true according to the text that justifies it, as well as the artwork attached.

Neither the writing nor the photographs are mine in origin, this time, but I have contributed to both things with some significative edition: translating the old manuscrite text by my sister from Catalan to English and composing a coloured mosaic with modified versions of an even older picture in black and white.

All of it goes about nakedness, innocent or saucy, and the shift between the two ways according to one’s needs and the pressure of life.

I will show first my mosaic, figuring an X (which may mean anything you want; but to me means a crossroads in life: the point in the way when innocence still shimmers briefly before changing to…

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A fifty years old sewing pattern in my wish list !

Our mother had this sewing pattern from the late 60s or early 70s. My sister fell in love with it some fifteen years later and tried to make it by herself, but failed somehow, or got bored with the labour, or couldn’t find all the necessary tools and materials. (I can’t remember much aside of… Continue reading A fifty years old sewing pattern in my wish list !

Ena – Essential charm outlined in black and white

Ena, from Osaka, Japan, is a young fashion designer with much talent. She draws inspiration from traditional minimalist silhouette painting of his folk, but also from modern manga, aside of that already old trend in European –mainly French– fashion design, coming from Art Deco; which in turn, had one of its important roots in Japanese… Continue reading Ena – Essential charm outlined in black and white

Teen girl on the beach – Wales, 94

An old photograph from June 1994 has served me as a direct inspiration to make several digital editions, drawings and paintings. This one below is a mix of all three ways. Revisiting both the original pic and my own recreations I am very aware I witnessed some special charm and true beauty. The parasol, the […]

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Three years of ‘Something Beyond’

Three long years have passed since Ari F started this bog with a hopeful project in her mind. She had time to publish only a few introductory pages and six posts from 2015/11/06 until 2016/01/07, but left many drafts more or less complete –which I edited, sometimes finished, and published for her in her name. Many of… Continue reading Three years of ‘Something Beyond’