Georgy Kurasov (b. 1958, Russian Cubist Painter) – Girl on a Bicycle – – – Albertine, … at Balbec, incessantly in flight upon her bicycle, never to be found owing to the number of little watering-places where she would go to spend the night with her girl friends and where moreover her untruths made it more difficult to lay hands upon her… – Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time
“ Ophelia at the River’s Edge Carlos Ewerbeck (German, active early century). Oil on canvas. “There is a willow grows aslant a brook That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. There with fantastic garlands did she.
The School of Friendship
François Boucher (French, 1703-1770) - The School of Friendship, 1760 (Oil on canvas. Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe) - - The center of attention is the letter from the absent male. The two young women are in a pastoral setting. The brunette reclines and reads the letter while the blond listens and dreams. While the letter may declare love for one of the women, their friendship is strong and such a declaration brings them closer together, as evidenced by the position of their bodies.
Leopold Schmutzler (Bohemian-born German, 1864-1940) - Woman with Lyre (Oil on canvas) - - By the turn of the century, Schmutzler had become one of the busiest portrait painters in Munich. He received important commissions from the Bavarian Royal Family, but also portrayed dancers and other popular performers. His style was generally realistic with Art-Deco elements. He always paid great attention to his subject’s clothing. - Németh György