Thursday, January 12, 2012

Even a Hair Casts a Shadow

It's not the hair on your head that matters. It's the kind of hair you have inside.
~ Garry Shandling

Hair? As a theme? Well, why not. We've got straight, curly, braided, dreadlocked, red, blond, black, brown, and more...

Portrait of Alice Guérin
by Paul César Helleu (1859–1927)
(he was commissioned to paint her, and two years later they married)

Rasta Contemplation
by Valerio Pirrera

Herodiade (Salome)
by Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905)

Portrait de jeune femme tenant un chat
by Bacchiacca (1494–1557)

He led the horse by the bridle, and that way they passed through the forest
by John Bauer

Choctaw Belle
by Phillip Romer, 1850

Edge of Forest Call
by Amanda Nutzman

Portrait of Bindo Altoviti
by Raphael (1483–1520)

Self-Portrait as a younger man
by George Frederic Watts

Head of Medusa
by an unknown Flemish master, 16th century

The Penitent Magdalen
by Georges de La Tour (1593–1652)

Portrait of a Gentleman
by Bartolomeo Veneto (1470–1531)

Links:

* The Creative Museum: accessories of hairdressing around the world and their history
* Barbaraanne's Hair Comb Blog
* A UK Hairdressers.com History of Hair
* African American hairstyles over the years (has a slideshow)
* Hair sculptures by Nagi Noda
* Painting hair/fur in watercolor by Tracy Hall

3 comments:

jama said...

Hair today, gone tomorrow. (sorry, couldn't resist)

Medusa's snake head always freaks me out. Ewwww. But I like the noblemen with long hair and the Bauer piece is wonderful. Locks locks, long locks!

Cool theme, T. :)

HWY said...

Good Hair Day! (couldn't resist, either)

Well, except for Medusa and maybe
the Forest Call piece (though I kinda like that 'do. ;-)

Wonderful works.

Rettakat said...

Loved the link to the hair sculptures... so creative and... well, weird. :-D