Muse

Sophie Brzeska 1913 by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska 1891-1915

Sophie Brzeska. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. 1913.

This beautiful portrait is of Sophie Brzeska, a Polish writer and the muse of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. They met in Paris when she was almost twice his age, and Henri soon took her name although they never married.  They had an intense but chaste relationship which ended abruptly with Henri’s death -he was killed in the trenches in WWI at the young age of 23.

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April

April. Maurice Denis. 1892.

April. Maurice Denis. 1892.


Le Reflet Dans la Fontaine

The Reflection in the Fountain. Maurice Denis. 1897.

The Reflection in the Fountain. Maurice Denis. 1897.


Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour. Henri Matisse. 1951.

Madame de Pompadour. Henri Matisse. 1951.


Yellow

The Annunciation. Maurice Denis. 1913.

The Annunciation. Maurice Denis. 1913.

Maurice Denis’ painting radiates light, joy, and positivity. Feeling a bit like this today :)