Classical Music Month~ September 16

Poppy and Her Trainer/Newmarket by John Hassall

Poster advertising a production of Newmarket, a racing comedy with music by F. Taylor and E. B. Jones performed by Alexander Loftus’s Musical Comedy Company at the Opéra Comique, London
~http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O712130/poster-hassall-john/

c.1896 / Color lithograph on paper / 30″x20″ / Various collections

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June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 13~ Pride Month

Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun

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The creative alliance between Cahun and Moore formed in provincial Nantes, where, in 1909, the fifteen-year-old Lucie Schwob (who would later adopt the pen name Claude Cahun) encountered the seventeen-year-old beaux-arts student Suzanne Malherbe (Marcel Moore) in what they both described as “une rencontre foudroyante.” [an electric encounter] ~Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Self-portraits by Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun
c.1920 / Gelatin silver print / Jersey Heritage Collections/Jersey Heritage

Fashion illustrations by Marcel Moore
1916 & 1915 / Sketch on paper / Jersey Heritage Collections/Jersey Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Je Tends les Bras by Claude Cahun
1931 or 1932 / Gelatin silver print / Tate Britain, London, UK

June 11~ Pride Month

Charles Demuth and Robert E. Locher

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From 1909 onwards, Demuth maintained a romantic relationship with Robert Evans Locher, an Art Deco interior decorator and stage designer [and illustrator, educator, and industrial designer]… ~Wikipedia

…a third theme of Demuth’s work was homosexuality…When Demuth died, he left his Lancaster partner Robert Locher his watercolors and works on homosexual themes. ~https://explorepahistory.com/

End of the Parade, Coatesville, Pa. by Charles Demuth
1920 / Tempera and pencil on board / Collection of Deborah and Ed Shein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration for Vogue magazine by Robert Evans Locher
ND / Ink and watercolor / The RISD Museum, Providence, RI

June 8~ Pride Month

Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire

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In Gertrude Stein’s prose poem, “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene”…
she celebrates the lives of two American expatriate artists living together in France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Stein identified the subjects of the work as Cincinnati artists <<<Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire>>> Mars and Squire met while attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati in the 1890s. This marked the beginning of a relationship that would last a lifetime. ~Cincinnati Art Museum

Street Scene, Provincetown by Ethel Mars
c.1919 / White-line color woodcut / Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathers, Provincetown by Maud Hunt Squire
c.1914-1919 / Color woodcut on ivory Japanese paper / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

June 5~ Pride Month

Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts

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Artistic and personal partners for more than fifty years, Ricketts and Shannon designed and illustrated books, established an occasional art journal, The Dial, in 1889 and founded the Vale Press in 1894. Named after their house, The Vale, in Chelsea, they published a total of about 75 books, including a complete reprint of the works of Shakespeare.
~The Fitzwilliam Museum

Mr Charles Ricketts and Mr Charles Hazelwood Shannon [Part IX]
by Sir William Rothenstein / 1897 / Tate Britain, London, UK

Don Juan challenging the Commander by Charles Ricketts
c.1928 / Oil on canvas / Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Charles de Sousy Ricketts by Charles Haslewood Shannon
1898 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK