Paul Poiret was born on April 20th, 1879 to a cloth merchant in the neighborhood of Les Halles, Paris. When Poiret was a teenager he took some of his sketches to Madame Cheruit, a dressmaker, who purchased a dozen from him. He continued to sell his sketches until he was hired by Jacques Doucet in 189
Lisa Yuskavage likens the characters she paints to the elusive killers in David Cronenberg's "The Brood." Now, the woman at the center of "The Brood" is locked up in a mental hospital, and in order to "treat" herself, she creates characters who escape her confinement and kill all the people persecuti
Kahlo began painting at 18 while recovering from injuries she received in a trolley accident that left her scarred for life; her spine was broken in 17 places and her reproductive organs were damaged by a shaft of metal that impaled her pelvis.
Her early paintings were academic portraits of frien