Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

get happy dammit



Judy Garland - Get Happy


I've been reading about miniatures (and zombies) over the summer. The miniatures, shown below, of two charming little girls stood out from the rest of the gentlemen and ladies in fancy dress:
"Portraits of children were extremely rare at this time so these two girls probably belonged to an important family. The portraits were conceived as a pair: one holding a carnation and smiling, the other holding an apple and frowning. It is likely that the patron decided on this singular symbolism with the artist."

I've paired the miniatures with two found photographs of the same little girl for reasons that are completely obvious.

Isaac Oliver, Two Unknown Girls, one aged four and one aged five, 1590, watercolor on vellum,
54 x 43 mm.


found photograph from my collection

Isaac Oliver, Two Unknown Girls, one aged four and one aged five, 1590, watercolor on vellum,
54 x 43 mm.

found photograph from my collection

(source for Isaac Oliver miniature images and caption: The Portrait Miniature in England by Katherine Coombs, published by V & A Publications, London, England © 1998)



Elvis Costello promoting his album Get Happy!!

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