Art Sunday #111: Alice Bailly – Self Portrait


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Alice Bailly (25 February 1872 – 1 January 1938) was a radical Swiss painter, known for her interpretations on cubism, fauvism, her wool paintings, and her participation in the Dada movement. In 1906, Bailly had settled in Paris where she befriended Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Marie Laurencin, avant-garde modernist painters who influenced her works and her later life.

Bailly’s most famous work is said to be her painting titled “Self Portrait,” painted in 1917. The painting represents a more avant-garde approach to self-portraits than was normally accepted at her time. The painting incorporates many styles. Her three-quarter-turned pose indicates a traditional self-portrait, while the red, orange and blue hues show Fauve influences. When looking at her arms and hands, the arching lines represent the influence of Italian Futurist art.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Bailly

24 Hours Later


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It’s a small coating of the icky bad white stuff but one does have to admit that it makes things look a bit more interesting wouldn’t you say?  Tough break southern Minnesota but I have to admit it was better you than me.

Oh yeh, and this is in keeping with a couple of Miss Anna’s posts where she posted some pics to show she got some of the same thing an ocean away.  It’s bad for people like us who live in the snow belt.  I’d rather live in the bikini belt cuz that sounds so much warmer but I think I’d look awfully damn funny in a bikini.  Maybe I should live in a kayak belt.  Yeh, a kayak belt. I know I’d look better in a kayak versus a bikini.