Malcolm Liepke almost exclsively paints women that are reminiscent of catwalk models with their pouting lips, button noses, large eyes and slim physiques. His semi nude paintings I always found too similar to contemporary photography of these kind of women found in magazines the world over to really be of interest. However when he fully clothes them and isolates them in a quiet scene, aside from being able to appreciate a masterful composition of colour and characters, it seems one is discovering these astoundingly pretty girls in daily life across a proverbial room as it were. Which, I have found, is always a fascinating experience.
Spring Awakening set, without actors.
Still not over it. My first reason for even going to NYC was a Spring Awakening Costume Contest that my friend won.
Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower, 1902
Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower, June 3, 1902, at 9:20 P.M. This is one of the earliest photographs of lightning in an urban setting In:”Thunder and Lightning”, Camille Flammarion, translated by Walter Mostyn Published in 1906. (via Wiki)
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