Sunday, September 10, 2006

Carrie Ann Baade was born in New Orleans and now lives in Philadelphia. She earned her MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware, but she also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

Cupid Complaining to Venus

The Severance of Creeping Charlotte

Our Lady Kali

In cinema news:

Patrick Süskind's elegant novel of olfactory obsession, Perfume, has been, for the last fifteen years, considered unfilmable. Kubrick wanted to make it, as did Scorsese, Tim Burton, and Ridley Scott, among others, but none could figure out how - until now.

Tom Tykwer, the director of Run Lola Run, just screened his finished version last week in Munich. I read Perfume a year ago and it instantly became one of my favorite books. I ran around trying to convince everyone I met to read it; so I’m quite curious to see how Tykwer was or wasn’t able to capture the magic of Süskind's prose. You can read more about the film here and here.

And lastly, in couture news, Mike Figgis just directed a few edgy short films for Agent Provacateur lingerie, featuring Kate Moss. Click here to check them out.