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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Life Imitating Art

When I was young I would spend hours with my grandmother watching old movies and drawing pictures of fancy older ladies. When I moved to New York, I saw my childhood drawings come to life on the city streets. The women I photograph are a reflection of everything my grandmother taught me about life and style. A few days ago I photographed this striking lady in the East Village. Isn't she a wonderful inspiration for a new drawing?!!!

15 comments:

Candace X. Moore said...

You've got a great eye, Ari. She is gorgeous. I'm actually a painter, in my studio at the moment getting ready to continue a figurative piece I'm working on. Wish my reference had all those wonderful shapes, colors and personality. A bit of Modigliani in there.

Lauren said...

Her hat is great- I love that there's even a little pin in it at the front. It's details like that which show these women really know how to dress themselves. x

Theanne said...

yes she certainly is...a very strong face and all that bright blue with purple

Chastity Valentine said...

I met a friend of yours while in San Francisco this weekend. I can't remember his name (I feel terrible b/c I spent all dinner chatting with him) But I mentioned I was a blogger and he mentioned the blog Advanced Style and knowing you. I yelled, I love that blog! I don't think I've ever commented, but I just want to say I love this blog. I love that you take something that isn't supposed to be beautiful and make it breathetaking. Kudos

Forest City Fashionista said...

She would be a wonderful subject for a drawing because of the strong shapes and colour! This photo would look amazing as a painting as well.

June said...

This woman in blue is a masterpiece! She is beautiful, an angel. I would love to know more about her. Thank you Ari!

Karen Albert said...

A very sophisticated lady and wearing my favorite jewel tones!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Icah Banjarmasin said...

Woww..amazing really I like it thanks my friend.

Rachel said...

She's gorgeous! I'm totally triggered to paint her, now!

darrell hilmy said...

Artikel i like it

Emalina said...

Yes she's so amazing, and that hat! Incredible!

Lynne97060 said...

Once again you've brought me the pop of color I needed to brighten my day -- her cobalt deserves kudos.

Michel Jeans said...

She looks incredible! So striking!

Palomasea said...

Yes...I, too, saw Modigliani....GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

what an intriguing face she has! you can't stop looking at it. and i love her use of color and shape.

cheers,
minette

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