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Lorna Simpson’s Lovely Ladies

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I saw these mesmerizing ink and water drawings by Lorna Simpson on design*sponge. Aren’t they gorgeous? These are not your average portraits… They’re psychedelic ‘hair portraits:’ only the hair provides a glimpse into the lives of these voguish, seductive women.

I think loose watercolor (or in this case ink and water) portraits are really freakin’ cool. Storm Tharp and Manfred Naescher are two other great examples. The medium provides so much room for emotion and interpretation and these artists really take advantage of that.