A Lesbian Artist Who Painted Her Circle of Women at the Turn of the 20th Century

I like this painting so I thought it would make a good Photo Phriday post. I’ve never heard of Romaine Brooks.

First Night Design

Romaine Brooks, “Self-Portrait” (1923), oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of the artist

WASHINGTON, DC — Tucked into a far corner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an exhibit showcases the extensive career of artist Romaine Brooks, a turn-of-the-20th-century icon who’s since bee…

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7 comments on “A Lesbian Artist Who Painted Her Circle of Women at the Turn of the 20th Century

  1. Thank you so much for the reblog. I’m exactly the same – I love this particular painting and I’d never heard of her either!

  2. I agree that this portrait is kind of haunting (in that ghoulish way). I wonder why?

    I’ve been buried deep in all the things life throws at a person, but I needed to carve out some time to visit my Peeps! Miss you!❤

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