Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Coco Chanel in photos

Many years ago I read the biography of Coco Chanel.  I liked that she wanted to wear clothes that were comfortable.  Her fashion style had a simple elegance. 

I found photos of Coco Chanel on the internet.  I am posting photos of Coco Chanel to show her personality as seen through her poses in the photos.  Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel lived from 1883 - 1971.

Coco Chanel had a German officer boyfriend during the German occupation of France.  After WWII, Coco Chanel moved to Switzerland to avoid questioning about her actions during the war. 

Here is an article to read with details about her life:

Coco Chanel designed clothes that allowed women to break away from the corset and created a new fashion style.  Coco Chanel invented comfortable and attractive sportswear.  That is a good accomplishment.  Her character and actions are her own responsibility however.

Illustrator Fiep Westendorp

Fiep Westendorp drew characters that are very amusing. Here are pictures that I found on the internet.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Paintings by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence has nice bright colors in his paintings.  Here are examples of his art from the internet.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Illustrator Kveta Pacovska

I like the quirkiness of the designs by Kveta Pacovska. She illustrated children's books. Here are examples from the internet.