A Sunday with Some Beautiful Women

A Sunday with Some Beautiful Women

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My husband was out of town for work. My girlfriends were out of town with family. (How dare they?)  Rather than break open a bottle of wine and re-watch another season of Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, I decided to head out solo to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.  And, I have to tell you, I met some truly inspiring, modern women.

Marie-Thérèse Walter was all striking angles who rocked a center part and a slash of bright red lipstick. Something about her slightly aloof manner - a balance of sensuality and restraint — really drew me in. Maybe it’s because she had a lover named Pablo.

 Pablo Picasso, Woman with a Book, 1932

Pablo Picasso, Woman with a Book, 1932

I didn’t get this woman’s name but she was very confident in her own skin - the very model of balance, purity and tranquility. She made me realize a belly can be beautiful.

 Henri Matisse, Nude on a Sofa, 1923

Henri Matisse, Nude on a Sofa, 1923

Anna really owned her age. Such a proud, lovely lady. Does she look like she had six children? She was a little worried about her older son, Vincent, though.

 Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1888

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1888

Then there was Jeanne, of the graceful swan neck and the mesmerizing slate-gray eyes. I was a little afraid to approach her she was so avant grade. Yet I couldn't stop staring at the way she composed herself with such effortless chic. My new #girlcrush.

 Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of the Artist's Wife, 1918

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of the Artist's Wife, 1918

After a few hours, I went home feeling refreshed and enriched by these impressive ladies.  But not without stopping in the garden cafe and raising a glass of wine to my newfound friends. 

 Pablo Picasso, La bouteille de vin, 1925

Pablo Picasso, La bouteille de vin, 1925

Crazy Rich Portrayal

Crazy Rich Portrayal

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