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May 12, 2010

the muse & the famous artworks

Marchesa Luisa Casati
by Adolph de Meyer, 1912

Marchesa Casati by Augustus John

Jack Kerouac, in his San Francisco Blues (1954), included a number of poems inspired by this painting...

Marchesa Casati
Is a living doll
Pinned on my Frisco
Skid row wall

Her eyes are vast
Her skin is shiny
Blue veins
And wild red hair
Shoulders sweet & tiny

Love her
Love her
Sings the sea
In the Augustus John
de John

Jack Kerouac by Elliott Erwitt, 1953

Marchesa Casati by Man Ray

Marquise de Casati
by Kees van Dongen

Marchesa Casati by Jacob Epstein, 1918

La marchesa Luisa Casati con penne di pavone
by Giovanni Boldini

Reclining Nude
by Giovanni Boldini

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