i can't express enough how much i love flickr. i think it is such an amazing website and such a dynamic place to meet creative people from all walks of life. i often wonder if the folks at flickr had the foresight of the creative community flickr would become. everyday i see so many images that had it not been for flickr, i never would have the opportunity to come across.
over the next couple of days i am going to post a few women's work i have been fortunate enough to find (along w/ a bunch of other stuff i'm itching to write about!). the first lady i want to share w/ you is a lovely who lives in italy and signs all her paintings 1911. i am so enamored w/ her paintings. the darkness that she portrays w/ such whimsy is really quite exceptional. as a child i would spend hours in my mother's art history book looking at the paintings of hieronymus bosch. i would stare into them pretending i was in there dancing w/ a plum on my head! ha! anyway, i was instantly taken w/ 1911's work. it reminds me a lot of hierony's work(i wonder if that was his nickname? "hey hierony! you've got a great hieny!" omg, i can't believe i just typed that out loud.). the odd characters, the vibrant hints of colors, the eery subjects all feel like they come from a different time.
another detail i love about her work is the way she names them. the titles tell a story in and of them selves. names like "do consider me", "stop telling other people i'm not a magician" and "summer you're killing me" really draw me to her work. in fact i the name of this post comes from the very last painting you see below, i just loved the it that much.