romaine brooks, self-portrait, 1923.
so i hope you’ll forgive me the flying post – i plan to come back and write about brooks properly (once i have more time and, more importantly, more research) but i discovered her work on one of my usual internet jaunts, and couldn’t resist the lure of an immediate post.
romaine brooks, peter, a young english girl, 1923-4.
there is more information here, for anybody in a hurry (i plan to scope out the archives myself, at a later date, and report back), but for the moment, let me just say that ‘the epitome of elegance’ really does seem an appropriate tagline, from what i’ve seen thus far of brook’s work.
romaine brooks, una troubridge, 1924.
i came across this painting first, quite by accident, at sublimefemme unbound (the topic was monocles – and really, why wouldn’t it be? also, i must now look up this troubridge character. she looks fascinating). i rarely find painters i love quite this much at first glance.
turn of the century women artists are hard to track down (i should know, i’ve tried often enough). any suggestions on other female painters of the era worth looking up?