June 6, 2012 (D Day)
The letter this week is the less than ubiquitous U
The U is a little sparse on the ground, but I did find a classic one that stands for Utrillo
Maurice Utrillo, the illegitimate son of Suzanne Valadon, born on Christmas Day, 1883 in Montmartre, Paris.
la rue tholoze a Montmartre
Such crisp clean lines and pleasing perspective
and here a more romanticized painting of the streets of Paris,
full of light and softer lines
I would hang this very happily somewhere where I could look at it for hours at a time
and lose myself along the street, among the shops and flowered windowsills.
Next week I will post for V and tell the story of
Utrillo's mother, Suzanne Valadron.
In the meantime do go here to see what other U's are at ABC Wednesday.