Sunday, May 31, 2020

Red Hair in Art: Philip de László

Philip Alexius de László (1869 - 1937) was an Anglo-Hungarian painter known particularly for his portraits of royal and aristocratic personages. In 1900, he married Lucy Guinness of Stillorgan, County Dublin, and he became a British subject in 1914.

Marquise Hélie de Noailles

Edith Dresselhuys

Mrs George Owen-Sandys

Phyllis (ou La dame au perroquet)

(the artist's fourth son)

Friday, May 29, 2020

Italian Actresses with Red Hair

Finding out Italian actors with red hair is not easy, also because, especially with actresses, we can't always be sure whether their hair is natural or not.

However, here are two actresses who, if I'm not mistaken, are natural redheads.

Lucrezia Lante Della Rovere

She was born in 1966 in Rome as Donna Lucrezia Lante Montefeltro della Rovere. She is the daughter of Alessandro Lante della Rovere (1936–1995), who belonged to an ancient aristocratic family, and Marina Ripa Di Meana (1941–2018).

She made her debut in Mario Monicelli's Speriamo che sia femmina (1986) and performed in many stage productions, such as Quando eravamo repressi by Pino Quartullo, Risiko by Francesco Apolloni, Oleanna and Il cielo sopra il letto by Luca Barbareschi, Malamore by Concita De Gregorio, Borkman by Ibsen and Come tu mi vuoi by Luigi Pirandello.

She also acted in television dramas such as Orgoglio, Uno di noi, Donna Detective, Tutti pazzi per amore, Tutta la musica del cuore, La dama velata.

In 2005 she won the Taormina Film Festival for her role in the film Gli occhi dell'altro, in 2008 she won the Roma Fiction Fest for her role in the TV movie Ovunque tu sia, in 2012 she won Premio Flaiano for Malamore.

In 2008, della Rovere appeared in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace as Gemma, Rene Mathis' girlfriend.

Carla Gravina

She was born in 1941 in Gemona, province of Udine, and made her film debut at fifteen years old, in Alberto Lattuada's Guendalina. Very active in films and on television series, both in comedic and dramatic roles, from the late 1970s she gradually focused her activities on stage and in political activism, being a Partito Comunista Italiano deputy between 1980 and 1983.

During her career Gravina won a number of international awards, including the Best Actress Award for her performance in Alessandro Blasetti's Love and Chatter at the 1958 Locarno International Film Festival, the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ettore Scola's La terrazza at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, and the award for Best Actress for Margarethe von Trotta's The Long Silence at the 1993 Montreal World Film Festival.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Young Girl Reading a Book, by Eva D. Cowdery

Eva Dora Cowdery (1858 - 1945) was an American painter from Boston, Massachusetts. She was a member of the Copley Society and exhibited with the Boston Art Club from 1887 to 1909.

The title of this beautiful oil on canvas is Young Girl Reading a Book (date unknown).