the visual telling of stories

my heart rate literally shot up when i discovered the visual telling of stories, a seemingly never-ending library of vintage illustrations & design. for a second i had a bit of a gollum moment, imagining myself sitting in the dark scrolling through pages of old drawings muttering about my precious. on the front page chris mullen (the owner of the site) states, “it’s bigger than you could ever think – just explore”. you bet i will, chris. here are a couple of gems for now, but be rest assured that i will be sharing more as i go deeper down the rabbit hole…

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portrait of a lady

julianne moore in recreations of famous artworks, from a 2008 harper’s bazaar article

… egon schiele – seated woman with bent knee

… john singer sargent – madame x

… gustav klimt – adele bloch-bauer I

… amadeo modigliani – woman with a fan

… john currin – the cripple

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