Artist in Her Studio

The last photo shoot I helped out on got me thinking about how artists are portrayed in promotional photos. I love the idea of capturing a woman at work in her studio. I picked out some of my favorite images and artists evoking personality and strength while still glamorous.
(clockwise from top left: Rita Ackermann, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle and Lizzi Bougatsos)

These are some make up ideas that are stark, light/dark and convey sultriness while still classy and feminine.
(clockwise from top left: Andrea de Lempicka paintings, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Beatrice Wood, center: woodcut by Peter Nivens)

1 comment:

Unknown said...


Love the pics. Other beautiful artists to discover- Remedios Varo, Leonor Fini, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Carrington, Louise Nevelson (famous for her false eyelashes), Lee Miller, Dora Maar.

Susan- an art historian in Seattle