Thursday, February 04, 2010

Moise Kisling, painter of women

Painting by Kisling
Kisling 1935 (TopFoto Gallery)
Great photo book about artsts in Paris includes Kisling
Nude by Kisling
Here's a Moise Kisling nude - he did wonderful melancholy portraits of women, including Kiki (famous artist model in Paris that Man Ray photographed). Although I cannot find a website devoted to him, Google images displays a selection of great paintings: Follow this LINK. A great book called "KIKI'S PARIS: Artist and Lovers 1900-1930" (I have it at home) has many photos and stories about Kisling. He was born in Poland on Jan. 22, 1891 and died on Apr. 29, 1953. He moved to Paris in 1913, where his friends included Modigliani, Picasso and Kiki.
Thanks for reminding me about Kisling, eric orchard !

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The blonde's face has a curiously doll-like quality, it seems to me, but the painting is wonderful. - Kisling Fan