Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Woman circa 1700's AD

65, Woman circa 1700's AD, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So do you ever have one of those moments when you don't know what to say about a work of art? I'm having one of those moments... here is a hairstyle from the 1700's, more specifically between the dates of 1760 - 1790. As with all these hairstyles through history I think it is interesting to see the varations and changes that occure and wonder what was going on during the period of the hairstyle.  In fact I have this amazing book that tracks what was going on through time in the visual arts, politics, literature, music, government etc... I love that book, unfortunately it is still in storage, packed with the rest of my art history books, reference books, many of my art and studio supplies etc... in storage for the last 8 months! But I do see an end to this life in storage 30 days till we own our new house and then by March 25th I should have my new studio... and life will finally have an ancher of which we (the family) can begin the next chapter(s) of our lives... so with that, I wonder what this particular woman's life was like at the time of this hairstyle?  Venture a guess?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Model circa 2000's AD

64 Model circa 2000's AD, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So this hairstyle does make me think of more modern times perhaps because of the smooth cool edges, but it also reminds me of the stacked wigs of the 17th and 18th century as well as the Daniel Boon like styles we saw at the beginning of the week. So perhaps this is a good example of history reinventing itself with slight varations?  Overall the stylistic similarities for this weeks set was hair pulled to the side.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Actress circa 1920's

63, Actress circa 1920's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Ah... another actress... So can you guess who this beauty is? She was a big BIG deal in the 1920's, in addition to being a premier starlett of her time... she was also co-founder of the film studio United Artists AND one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! And she is.....?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Woman circa 1830's

62, Woman circa 1830's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So today this is not quite so much Daniel Boon but perhaps more of a feminine version of it? Or as I was contemplating this hair style, perhaps it is a prelude to the Katness Everdine hairstyle we see on the Hunger Games movies... or as stated earlier with the Artist Proof image, perhaps it is just a creative illustrator creating a question mark out of a hair style.... you dicide how you want to intrepret this lovely hairdo from the 1830's!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woman circa 1870's

61 Woman circa 1870's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So the color of the paper is a little off on this image... the lighting is terrible in our temporary condo so if I don't photograph it earlier in the day I end of having to doctor the image in photoshop because of the light it was shot in and I'm still relatively new to Photoshop.  That aside, every time I look at this hair style I think of Daniel Boon or Davy Crocket (are they the same person?)... it which case I feel bad for the poor woman who belonged to this head of hair!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Actress circa 1970's

60, Actress circa 1970's,  x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So its friday night and 8:30 and I am behind in getting the family dinner soooo.... this is obvious to me but then again I've been working on the genealogy for a while, my question to you is...who is this 1970's actress? The movie was a pretty big movie in its time with a lot of heavy hitters... this beauty being one of them, and she is?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Student circa 1980's

59 Student circa 1980's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Although I didn't quite have hair this long, I definitely went through my big hair stage in the 1980's... my Senior class picture showed an impressive mane of hair. Any ladies from the 80's generation relate to this hair style? My post today is short as it is Christmas day and we are off to celebrate with good friends. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Womn circa 1450's AD

58 Woman circa 1450's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Its funny in a way this hairstyle could fall into the 1980's except that it looks like the woman was caught in the rain or something.  If looked at in the context of its time period it is exactly what I would envision. The connectivity between the periods is the wavy and curvilinear lines along the face. The slight part in the center also seems to date the hair style but I'm not sure how or why... 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Model circa 1980's

57 Model circa 1980's, 6 x 8 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
For some reason I don't find this hairstyle overly interesting. The care and attention that the other hairstyles displayed is not so apparent in this one, perhaps the idea of trophy wife is no longer as important? It could just be a more relaxed time for women's hairstyles although the 80's did signify the big hair era which I do think this could classify as big hair. It also reminds me of the TV character Daisy Duke from the that show Dukes of Hazards... I never actually watch that show but for some reason think Daisy had a huge mane of hair.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Woman circa 1830's AD

56 Woman circa 1830's AD, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
I just love this one, every time I see it, I'm reminded of a poodle. And then I'm reminded of what I said in my thesis about women's elaborate hairstyles and that because of the male gaze and how women were thought of as property, or objects to be shown off and displayed the similiarity between a poodle or more specifically a show dog isn't quite so far off is it? 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Woman circa 1780's

54, Woman circa 1780's AD, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So this hair style is what I would envision for the women's hairstyles of the 1780's not so much so with the style yesterday. But then as I type I wonder how much my opinion is influenced by the movies I what that are of that genre? Research wise this hairstyle was taken from a portrait painting by Joshua Renolds. As portraits go from this time period, I've always appreciated Renold's work so I'm glad I was able to include one of his hairstyles in my genealogy.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Aristocrat circa 1780's

53 Aristrocrat circa 1780's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
I find this hairstyle interesting because it is a bit off from your standardish hairstyle and it makes me wonder is it related to the fact that this lady is part of the aristrocracy and therefore can have out of the ordinary bordering on crazy hair because of their wealth or because they are so wealthy the don't give a $%@& if their hair is outragious? 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Woman circa 1500's

52 Woman circa 1500's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
The color looks a little off here probably because I didn't have quite the right light to photograph it... fogot and fell asleep, thanks to our shorter days and the crummy lighting situation in the condo I had to do a little tweaking in Photoshop! That aside, today we have a women from the 1500's or the Renaissance. This could just be me geeking out on hair but I just think it is fasinating to see how the styles change through time but yet still share some commonality.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pilot circa 1930's

51, Pilot circa 1930's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Ok so this one I would think would be a no brainer because how many famous female American pilots do we know of that were in their game in the 1930's? But perhaps what is not know is that this famous go getter was also married to a Putnam! Crazy.... Andy always likes to say that the Putnam men like to married strong women! It's an honor to be included in that category especially with the likes of this lady. Venture a guess as to who belongs to this hairdo?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mummy circa 100's BC

50 Mummy circa 100's BC, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
I'm sure I've said this before but the challenge with genealogy is that the farther back you go the fewer visual references there are available. This hairstyle is in the same time perior as the women's yesterday however my reference was a funerary panel that was placed either the corse or over the coffin. Visually it was very beautiful but also a little creepy too. Her code is BZ11 which tells me that originally I thought she was of the Byzantine period or Empire.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woman circa 100's BC

49, Woman circa 100's BC, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So although the title states simply a woman what is interesting when you think about it is this is an image of a woman who lived before Christ! And to think... woman back then ran into the same problem that we women do today with that dredged 'bedhead' when you wake up from a nap and half your hair has gone flat!  Sorry a bit of humor...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Goddess circa 200's AD

48, Goddess circa 200's AD, 6x6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So here is a new one... no its not MiniMouse or Annette Funicello from the Mouseketeers, this mythological beauty is a wee bit older, so old that I had to take the hairstyle from a marble sculpture! Who is the Roman equivalent to the Greek Goddess of Love?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Martyr circa 1430's

47 Martyr circa 1430's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
As with all, ok well most women, it seems even Martyr's sometimes change their hairstyles or at least the artists that render them immortal do. So here is our 1430's Martyr again... as it seems that last time (to my knowledge) no one ventured a guess as to her identity I will put her out there one more time, poor thing... what is her 'stake' to flame... fame?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Princess circa 1970's


46 Princess circa 1970's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Since  you saw this one as an artist proof, I think this is a pretty easy identification... I wonder if George Lucas ever imaged that his leading lady of the Galaxy would have a hair style that was as icon as his movies?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Woman circa 1920's

45 Woman circa 1920's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Well... not every hairstyle or women is a movie star, or a queen, diva or writer, some are simple coded as woman. This beauty represents one of the many hairstyles of the 1920's. Still recovering from the nasty bug and now taking care of the other two family members of the house who now have it (half of us are recovering the other half are coming down) this is about all I can say for this print which I'm sure doesn't do it justice.

Instead I'd like to include a note about solo show I went to visit today by an up and coming artist by the name of Joe Friend.  If you live in Denver and are looking for something to do tonight I would highly recommend a trip to the Point Gallery on Santa Fe. Joe (a former student of mine from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design) is having his first solo show here in Denver - congrats Joe! Although I won't be at your opening (from 7-10 pm) I did get a chance to stop in this afternoon and I enjoyed your show very much... it is every bit Joe Friend and I am very proud of you! I hope your opening is a huge success.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Actress circa 1940's

44 Actress circa 1940's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So this actress is one of my all time favorites, she was strong, marched to her own drum, made her own rules and was independent to the very end of her days.  Can you guess who she is without movie hints? I'm still under the weather so this post will be short.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Actress circa 1990's

43 Actress circa 1990's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So this will be a short post tonight because I am down with a fever (102.9) crazy chills and a not very attractive cough! Boo.... That aside... this beauty has angels falling for her, has sleep issues but loves Goose! And... she dated (don't think she is now) one of my favorite 1980's muscians. Had some bad press I'm thinking in the 2000's but seems to have no problem with email.  And she is?  The Bonus question is can you also identify the movies I referenced?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Martyr circa 1430's

42 Martyr circa 1430's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
Okay so even if you aren't particularly religious I think this one should be an easy one... as far as feminist iconic figures in religious history who might this 'hot' lady be? She is young, and chaste but also smokin.... Ok that was a bad play on words but those are your hints for today's genealogical hair piece! Who might she be? On a side note, because there are not necessarily too many reference images of women in the1400's I either had to pull hair styles from paintings or in the case of this one from bronze sculpture!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Vamp circa 1950's

41 Vamp circa 1950's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
So I like playing the guessing game of facebook where I give clues and my friends try and figure out whose hair the style was pulled from... this 1950's beauty was yet another blonde bombshell and actress as well as a rumored mistress of our commander in chief! She is a fan of diamonds, does a breathless wisper like no other and sings the most seductive rendition of Happy Birthday that I think I have ever heard... and she is?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Angel Circa 1970's

40 Angel circa 1970's, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
I titled this one with a bit of humor! Yes even in the 20th century we have angels in America. The question is this beauty could be one of two Angels, can you tell which one? I could have titled it Actress, Artist, or more specifically Sculpturess but I liked the idea of humor. I was never a fan of the seventies and the hairstyles were certainly not my favorites and yes I even had the style at some point in my young life but still it is a part of history and an important part of the genealogy.