art history

Ever since I first saw the seemingly etched face of a woman named Lina Cavalieri dripping in black and white halftones from candles, plastered on the backs of chairs, and resting on pillowcases, I needed to learn more about this  obsessive motif. Left / Right Piero Fornasetti, an Italian sculptor-cum-interior designer and renowned Milanese painter, found the face in a […]

René Gruau (February 4, 1909 – March 31, 2004)  renowned fashion illustrator who is best known for an exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting. The highly stylized works are tinged with a glossy advertising or fashion magazine focus yet wholly timeless. His works also show hints of Japanese clean line drawings and Toulouse-Lautrec’s’s infamous, sometimes […]