Friday, February 10, 2012

Baroque Studies

With crinolines, ruffled collars and powdered wigs on my mind, It' not surprising I've been sketching a lot of Baroque portraits recently. Even though the pieces for my mini show at the Zichy Palace are already finished, I can't get enough of the whole Baroque style.

I watch Annie Lennox's clip "walking on broken glass" at least once a day (worth it just to ogle Hugh Laurie and John Malkovich dressed up as French aristocrats). The clip itself is genius - a lot of these sketches are taken from the stills.

I'm finally reading "Dangerous Liasons" (the Hungarian version is fantastic, they have an incredible vocabulary). I'm looking forward to watching the movie, with a cast including Keanu Reeves, John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman.... I can't believe I haven't already seen it.

All this frivolity is getting in the way of doing serious work. But hey, life is short, and this is fun.


  1. I had never seen that Annie Lenox clip before so I looked it up. It was great! It's indeed a treat to see Hugh Laurie and John Malkovich dressed up as French aristocrats.

    1. Hi Eiko!! I always forget to thank you for your continued support here on my blog! I'm glad you looked up the clip - how genius is it? It's done really well, the acting is perfect, and Hugh Laurie, my goodness, how fantastic is he in it? :-D

    2. Hugh Laurie is great. I really enjoy watching him. But I also liked John Malkovich in that clip. It reminded me a lot of the movie "Dangerous Liasons". I think you're really gonna enjoy it. It's a great movie :)


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