Monday, September 13, 2010

The Enchanted Cravat

I showed this to a gallery owner, we were speculating as to whether the curls were placed in to this beautiful young man's hair (by spitcurling?), or whether most of his hair was flattened and only the curls at front left in their natural state. Can you see Johnny Depp in him?

By the way, has anyone seen Cairo Time? Mina insists that this is not about a romance or sexual attraction, but about a certain intimacy in communicating which doesn't exist in the West. I'm interested in opinions...

21 comments:

Chris David Richards said...

An enchanted cravat can surely only be used for sinister purposes.

Fresca said...

And his moustache is already a paisley!
I love the tag "beautiful young man."

Charles Gramlich said...

I vote for spit curl. I don't know anything about cairo time.

Poet in Residence said...

It's hard to believe now but there was a time when men of a certain ilk spent half their day preening themselves in front of the bathroom mirror, or having it all done for them. The other half of the day was probably spent regretting all the time wasted. Now with blogging there's no time for tonged curls.

ram said...

It is true there is something Deep, Perhaps a distant relative.
It could be a fad that again?(The curls on the forehead)
Very good job.
Sorry. I know nothing about Cairo Time.

Bee said...

I'd prefer to think that his other curls were smoothed down with some delicious smelling pomade.

I've not heard of cairo time, but it does sound intriguing. (Almost everything you describe, picture or mention does.)

Titus said...

I vote for the spitcurl method, and not yet seen Cairo Time.

I love the parma violet of the cravat - such an unexpected colour, and once you see it, just so right.

Celeste Bergin said...

He is a very good looking guy..I'm glad you let his face shine through. I vote spit curls...although my brother's hair did a flippy-thing that looked contrived and it wasn't. I wish we could ask your guy for the skinny on his hair.

California Girl said...

I've always loved the word "cravat". It's so veddy British.

California Girl said...

Back again. Looked it up. I'm incorrect. "Cravat" is Croatian. It just sounds British because they say it so well.

Clowncar said...

dunno about the curls.

his eyes seem a wee bit pixelated, though. in the pre-digital sense of the word.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, CG and CC, for the information and the...
Yes, I know the word pixilated (in the original spelling) but leads me to think one can be enchanted by the digital world, can't one?

notmassproduced said...

never heard of cairo time i'm afraid. those curls are very dashing :o)

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I love the word cravat too, though it seems to be used more broadly in Europe. A favorite parting memory of leaving my hotel in Barcelona, I entered my cab and the hotel doorman noticed my wool scarf about to be caught in the door and he gracefully swirled it back in, saying, "Ah, sir, your cravat!"

Totalfeckineejit said...

I think people drive too fast in towns,villages and housing estates.

Is that cravat some kind of floral sartorial caveat of the third kind?

Is that real spitty hair or a syrup, an Irish jig, a rug?

Emma J said...

Very Depp. And I'm going with slicked back with pomade and the end rufusing to lie flat. Seems there were boys in my highschool days with the same do just a bit longer in back.

Love the cravat. And I too like allowing the face to shine through.

Clowncar said...

Depp is an adjective now?

Cobalt Violet said...

I would say he has naturally curley hair and smoothed down the part. Otherwise ... it's just too weird imagining ... spit curls ... hmm.
Is the movie at the theatres?

ArtSparker said...

CV- Heh, as far as I can tell, this film is only playing on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. I may ask again for opinions, it knocked me out, in a quiet way.

lettuce said...

perfectly paisleyed

Shayna Prentice said...

I love this illustration, it is so happy, and yes, I can see Johnny Depp ... haven't seen Cairo Time and now must. Hope you're well.