Chess, Art, Sex & other Vices
Bronze sculpture of a Knight move. Paz Figares was one of Spain’s most prolific and prestigious sculptors. She died way too young at age 48, in February 2007, after a brief illness. But her art lives on…
Chess Board Magic
The chess board serves as a wonderful background in photography. Here we can see the beautiful actress and model Monica Bellucci (b.1964). I am not sure what piece Monica would like to play, but it would become my favourite!
Collette: Bi-Novelist and Nobel Prize nominee
January 28, 1873 to August 3, 1954. Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. French born author who was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1948. She wrote, amongst many successful books, the famous novel Gigi, which would later be made into a hit film. Colette was also a meme, actress and journalist.
When she died she was denied a religious funeral because of two previous divorces, so the French government gave her a state funeral, the first French woman of letters to be so honoured!
Colette was a feminist in the same tradition as Anais Nin. Her best novels, largely concerned with the pains and pleasures of love, are remarkable for their command of sensual description.
Colette was indignant at the subservience of women, usually jobless, exploited and with no possible status other than that of a married woman or a kept woman.
Time magazine voted her one of the 100 most influential women of all time.
What is it about the female form that can never satisfy your curiosity? Victor Hugo had a slightly different take on it: “Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.” If so, then that is one brave tail!
All the good ones are a little crazy. If you want normal, then you certainly don’t belong here!