Category: Art

Elsewhere.

Friends and readers:

I’m not going to be updating this site for the foreseeable future. The main reason is that I’m blogging at another site, pseudonymously. Some of you probably know my “secret identity” already, or have at least guessed. (It’s one of the blogs in my ‘roll, on the right column of this page.) You might get a further hint from this video.

Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind, but I honestly can’t see having enough time or inspiration to blog in two places.

I’ve enjoyed sharing with you, meeting new folks, and being introduced to different points of view. I’ll leave you with one last Erté for the road.

Thanks for reading.

Sasha

Erté, “Trapeze” from “At The Theatre” series.

Seasons.

Hello dear readers! I’m still alive, but my job and other projects are keeping me very busy. I’ll do my best to update soon.

In the meantime enjoy this series of Ertés representing the four seasons.

Winter

Winter

Spring

Spring

Summer

Summer

Autumn

Autumn

 

 

 

Symphony in Black.

Erté, Symphony in Black

Probably Erté’s most famous graphic, seen on greeting cards and collectibles.  I love the mink stole the woman is wearing, and the corresponding lack of fur on the greyhound. And can anyone ignore the sexual implications of the jeweled dog collar and leash, the shackle-like bracelets fastening the stole to her slim right arm, and the high wraparound neck of the slinky black dress?

Years later Erté cheekily twisted his artwork around, to produce Ebony and White.

Erté, Ebony and White