Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Lucia Sturdza Bulandra
in The Madwoman of Chaillot
by George Ştefănescu (1967)

Last week Sue, my dear Canadian friend, and I were continuing our emailing conversation. Both of us are certainly certifiable 'madwomen' at times. I couldn't recall offhand if in "The Madwoman of Chaillot", as she first referenced it, the 'madwoman' was one word or two, so of course I googled it. (She was correct! Why do I question these things?)  The top entry was, as usual, for Wikipedia.  I could see right there that madwoman was one word, but of course I had to click on the Wikipedia entry - and there was this wonderfully colorful picture that just just "spoke to me." I just had to save it for my "Eye Candy" collection, and had to show it to all of you. See that! My question led me to a great picture.
Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra, as I learned, was a Romanian actress. She died at the age of 88 in 1961, so evidently this painting of her was from one of her final performances. She must have been a wonderful character!

                                                       Painting by Corneliu Baba - 1953

1 comment:

  1. Love your new look!

    Whew, good thing I accidentally spelled Madwoman correctly; I'm going to have to watch my P's and Q's with my spelling if my dear friend is going to start checking Wikipedia on me...

    Lee, I love your posts; they're always so interesting - full of things I didn't know and find so interesting to read about. Keep 'em coming, girl!