To Ellen

This blog is made to the honor of my grandmother Ellen Elisabeth Thomsen who was a modern woman .
She was born in Randers in Denmark 1895 and died in Copenhagen 1976.
She had long salmon red hair down to her hips. It was braided and put up with lots of hairpins to make it look short.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Red haired women too

There are also many who have red hair, but they are old or perhaps fat 
or age has carved out the scull trough their skin
 Or they might be young, but their looks are not 
the romantic ideal of a slim curvy figure and an outstanding facial beauty with long curly hair.

Not many artists aimed their brush at this group of women!
But the paintings are not less appealing or lack importance.
I would say they are perhaps even more interesting! 
It is my opinion that character is more attractive than beauty!

When I look at Otto Dix' portraits where he always pulls forward the least appealing in each person,
he also at the same time manage to focus on what is the models vulnerability.
After looking at tons of  beauties 
It is so good when finally a person in a picture expresses 
Yes this is what there is.... You see me...? 

Egon Schiele
Portrait of  Ida Roessler

Paula Modersohn Becker
Farmers Wife

Kristian Zarthmann
Leonora Kristine

Otto Dix

Vilmos Aba-Novak
Portrait of Kato

Hans Purrmann

Boris Dmitrevick Grigoriev

Harald Slott Møller

Romaine Brooks

Felix Valloton

Viktor Moja Calvo
Portrait of a Woman

Mary Cassat
Portrait of Madame Cordier

Toulouse de Lautrec
Portrait of an Actress

Louis Aquetin

Raoul Dufy
Portrait of his sister Susanne

Alex (Akseli) Gallen Kallela

Toulouse de Lautrec

 Fernando Botero

Otto Dix

Artist Unknown
Portrait for sale on Auction site  in Germany

Jean Jacques Henner

Thomasin Dewhurst

George Gower
Queen Elisabeth the first

Toulouse de Lautrec

Bertalan de Karlovszky

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