Picture(s) Of The Day: (3/23) Nude Surrealist Chess (3/24) Elizabeth Taylor (RIP)

Like the track and video of the day I forgot to add a picture of the day yesterday.So to compensate once again here is yesterdays combined with today’s.Here is yesterdays.Which is a great photo to me.I look at it as a comparison to relationships with men and women compared to chess.
Courtesy: frogsmoke.com
Surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968 , wiki ) was a playful man, challenging conventional thought about artistic processes and art marketing through subversive actions such as dubbing a urinal “art” and naming it Fountain. He was also fascinated with chess, and considered for a while becoming a professional player. In 1963 Duchamp posed with American writer Eve Babitz for photographer Julian Wasser during a retrospective of his works at the Pasadena Museum of Art. .

***Bonus***

The chessboard on the photo was made by Duchamp himself and went on auction at Sotheby’s in London, in 2007.For a promotional photo British artist Peter Blake and actress Carol Holt recreated the scene of 1963. The chessboard was estimated to go for GBP 200,000. I don’t know what the final bid was but I do know that I prefer the original photo.

Here is today’s.This is a beautiful picture.Elizabeth Taylor was really was attractive in her day,especially her eyes.I’m too young to remember her acting career.But she defiantly gets respect from me for her Charity work for AIDS.Rest In Peace(RIP)

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was an English-born American actress. Beginning as a child star then throughout her adulthood, she became known for her acting talent, glamour and beauty; as well as a much publicized private life, which included eight marriages, several near-death experiences, and decades spent as a social activist, championing the cause of AIDS awareness, prevention and cure. Taylor, a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, was considered one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.
Read More

This entry was posted in Art/ Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s