Thoughtful, wonderful friends are a blessing. And I am very blessed in this regard. After a bustling week of modeling, running around – and exhaustion! – it’s a treat to open an email from a friend with an attachment to share. My good pal Daniel Maidman is currently in Chicago and during a visit to the Art Institute he saw this 1912 painting by Ralph Elmer Clarkson titled Nouvart Dzeron, A Daughter of Armenia. Daniel was kind enough to take a picture of it and send it my way. Now I may be a daughter of New York City, but I’m still an Armenian girl 🙂
An elegant work and a charismatic model. According to the Art Institute of Chicago’s artwork page for this piece, Nouvart was one of Clarkson’s students. Three years after this painting was created, the Ottoman Turks began their genocide against the Armenian people. I had never seen this painting until Daniel sent it. So huge thanks D!
My busy modeling phase continues tomorrow morning with a terrific new gig; posing for the Saturday workshop taught by the marvelous Peter Cox. And I’m extra excited because my other good friend, Janet Cook, will be in the class. Looking forward to seeing her. Friends and art and modeling – I have no complaints 🙂