"all I need is an onion, a bit of bread, and a bottle of red [wine]; and I will always find somebody to offer me that."
Under the streetlamped
she was the model she was meant to be
lovechild, baker's brat
from leavened loaves to
high rising loafers,
le violin d'Ingres, playing herself
with a hand drawn catgut bow
resilient as a rubber ball
bounced to dance and sing
for a bottle of red wine
and an onion.
55 French bread crumbs for the g-man
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Challenge: Out of Standard with Izy
Isadora Gruye extends her bad girl challenge to all comers. This time I have chosen a different rebellious girl.
Process Notes: Kiki de Montparnasse(born Alice Prin) was a singer, actress, memoirist, and an artist's and photographer's model of the DaDa/Surrealist movement of 1920's Paris. You can read her biography here at wikipedia.
The title of the header photo by Man Ray is 'Le violin d'Ingres,' defined by dictionary.com thusly: violon d'Ingres '"an occasional pastime, an activity other than that for which one is well-known, or at which one excels," from Fr., lit. "Ingres' violin," from the story that the great painter preferred to play his violin -- badly -- for visitors instead of showing them his pictures.'
Both images in this post are by the Dada/Surrealist photographer Man Ray, KiKi's companion during her early days as "Queen of Montparnasse."
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