This drawing depicts Lily Elsie, Edwardian actress and singer. I liked the hair volume, its curls and planes.
I am not sure what I thought about her, except for her strong personality. I sometimes liked her paintings and then I didn’t. What I have in common with her is that we both are autodidacts and that we like(d) to go our own way in life. Somehow I always come across her once in a while and that is why I decided to draw her. I saw a lovely – rare – nude photograph and thought I’d include her in my sans titre / roundism series.
I always liked Diana Ross (except for that ghaslty song ‘My Old Piano’) and when I saw a video recently I was intrigued by this shiny 80-dress oozing out glitter and glamour.
A new one in the sans titre series depicting Gone with the Wind actress Vivian Leigh. I like her cool looking appearnce hiding a turmoil of complex emotions, wandering from depression, alcoholism to briljant actorship and back, ending in her death by tuberculosis.
One from the series ‘sans titre’ depicting moviestars. This one is a tribute to Mary Pickford in some kind of cubistic roundish style.
One out of the series ‘sans titre’ after the moviestar ‘Gene Tierney’ in the roundism style.
Part of the sans titre series, depicting Bette Davis, American actress and celebrity.
Part of the sans titre series. This one is Sari Maritza, American actress and celebrity of the 1930s. It is with a collector from Germany now.
Part of the sans titre series, being Lorett Young. She was an American moviestar and celebrity from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
The sans titre series continued in 2015 in bigger dimensions (A4). This one is Ginger Rogers, american actress and starring next to Fred Astaire in fabulous dance movies in the 1930s). She is with a private collector now in the United States.