Paintings by Lindsey Kustusch
Oakland painter Lindsey Kustusch is achieving a national reputation for her urban scenes, which often capture the quieter side of city living. With a fondness for the long view, Lindsey’s paintings are all about juxtapositions: light and fog, solitude and the hustle-bustle of the big city. View more of Lindsey’s work on her website.
Keep up with all your favorite artists on our Facebook page.
posted by Margaret from tu recepcja
Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs were considered a keepsake to remember the dead. Child mortality was high during the Victorian era. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal. When a child or other family member died, families would often have a photograph taken before burial. Many times it was the first and last photograph they would ever possess of their loved one. Many postmortem photographs were close-ups of the face or shots of the full body. The deceased were usually depicted to appear as if they were in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more life-like. Children were often shown on a couch or in a crib, often posed with a favorite toy. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs or even propped up on something.