My inspiration of the day comes from this stunning portrait by British artist, David Hockney. Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark, Hockney’s friends, seem to be a bit tiffed that we’re looking in on them, don’t you think? It’s almost as if Celia is ready to tell us, in a most adoring British accent, “Pardon me. Have you got no manners? We just had an altercation and I’m trying to mend ways with dear Ossie here. Kindly let us be.”
The room, from the lilies in the vase, the lovely railing on the balcony, the large shutter doors, the way Ossie is digging his toes into the shag rug, the glowing sunlight dancing off of his bright teal jumper. Fab.
Doesn’t it appear as though these Londoners just recently occupied the space? I say this because the phone doesn’t have a table yet. Maybe that is what the argument was all about? Where to place the chair he is sitting on? :) Aha! A space war between two design freaks, perhaps?
The cat seems to be oblivious to everything, perhaps watching a passerby in the garden below. Typical feline.
You can see the painting above, along with many others, at the Hockney exhibit, soon to take place at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts from February 26-May 17, 2006 in the Gund Gallery. Click here to learn more or to purchase tickets.