Friday, January 28, 2011

Ritratto di Signora


Ritratto di Signora. Marcello Dudovich, 1935

I really hope when I'm over in Italy, I bump into this lady.  She'll of course: hire me as her assistant/servant which I will gladly do, then after years of servitude, leave me her fortune and Art Deco villa.  And the ski chalet in Courmayeur. And the apartment in Venice. Or something like that.

Marcello Dudovich is famous for the posters synomynous with TJ Maxx or Marshalls, found in every mother-in-law's kitchen.  This portrait, though, is amazing, and should be used for a book cover soon!

12 comments:

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

It's fabulous! xx

Daniel, you should take off your word verification - Blogger has a spam filter now, it's so boring and time consuming xx

The Down East Dilettante said...

And you'll invite all your blogger friends to the villa?

It is a marvelous portrait

The Down East Dilettante said...

Verification word: fluct, as in "I am so fluct"

Daniel-Halifax said...

Christina, you're right! I need to investigate this more, word verification always annoys me so why I have it, I know not!

D.E.D.- Naturalmente! I will also provide a valet per guest for the duration of the visit.

quintessence said...

You're too funny! But of course I'm with DED and will be awaiting the invitation! Beautiful portrait.

Nick Heywood said...

OMG, that's my grandma!

Well, almost. She would have passed, and she definitely had a penchant for just the right amount of fur thrown around (a legacy I guiltily carry on).

Hels said...

Marcello Dudovich was a super poster designer, one I know particularly from advertisements for fast, modern cars. His women in particular was oh so sexy and sleek.

I wish you well in waiting for the Art Deco villa. I suspect she had a troop of lovers who might have got in for their legacy, before the villa got to you. But... *shrug*.... you might have given very special service :)

Hels said...

his women WERE

Daniel-Halifax said...

Nick- I KNEW we were related!

Hels- haha, it was the loyalty that she loved about me most, and the fact that I'd listen to the same story over and over and act like it was the first time I'd heard it.

Daniel-Halifax said...

Quintessence- I've booked you for April? Brunella will be your maid!

Stéphane Malingue said...

Très beau blog !

Daniel-Halifax said...

Merci, Stéphane, et merci pour sa mission!!