May the year of the Snake be auspicious.
I came across this story which I thought was quite fitting for today.
This painting, 'Chinese Girl' popularly known as the Green Lady, by Tretchikoff is due to go up for auction next month. It will be only the second time it has been sold. The first time was by the artist to an American lady and now her family is selling it.
The model was a lady called Monica Pon and here she is recreating the look. Very much in keeping with what Clare has been doing recently on her wonderful blog.
Not as well known, but here is Alicia Markova immortalised as the Dying Swan.
I wondered what it must feel like to be a muse, to know there is a likeness of yourself gracing thousands of strangers' walls?
And then I remembered.
Here's a his 'n hers claim to fame. It might not be popular art, but look! We inspired matching horror book illustrations!
So, two questions. Firstly, do you have a favourite Tretchikoff and secondly, any claims to fame?
I also wanted to say thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last blog post. You really are so very kind. xx