with the classic big eyed, pouty lipped pose,
made these prints wildly popular in the 60s and 70s.
While better late than never,
I discovered these iconic lovelies on The Paper Bag Princess.
And, like The Paper Bag Princess,
I, too, fell in love with these
Enchanted by their innocent beauty,
and captivated by their soulful big eyes,
I am reminded of my teen years
in which my bedroom walls would have been
adorned with as many of these paintings
that I could have gotten my hands on.
Each one would have stimulated dreaming of Paris,
indulging in the beauty of the era,
and imitating the style sense of the lovely muse.
Countless hours would've been spent at my dressing table,
copying the hairstyles, and recreating my eyes to be as sultry,
and yet, as innocent, as theirs.
I, most likely, would have taken them with me to college.
And, alas, they would have been a part of my home today.
Although the history, regarding the artist, is quite alluring,
I am more captured by the images of a beloved style era,
and it's iconic muse. In each and every Igor Pantuhoff image,
"the eyes have it".
Enjoy a virtual tour