The Dying Swan

Trinidadian carnival artist Peter Minshall returned this year in full force with his Carnival King, The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in drag as Pavlova, a sublime Moko Jumbie ballerina brought to life by Jha-whan Thomas. Its beauty lies in the simplicity of the costume and the delicacy of the movement which accompanies a steel pan rendition of Camille Saint-Saens’s ‘The Swan’.

Peter Minshall, the dying swan, carnival, Trinidad and Tobago

From Getty Images

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Helen Frankenthaler

I love these stunning photographs of Helen Frankenthaler amongst her paintings in her New York City studio. Photographed by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine ca. 1956:

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And here she is at work, photographed by Ernst Haas in her studio in 1969

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Helen Frankenthaler, New York, 1969 by Ernst Haas4