Sunday, May 11, 2014

Constantin Alajálov: Then Comes Marriage

Happy Mother's Day!

Constantin Alajálov's 1942 New Yorker cover illustration depicts a newlywed bride's sudden awareness of the new direction her life may soon take. The groom is predictably oblivious to this dramatic moment. This was published as a June wedding cover, but it seems to anticipate many Mother's Days to come.

Constantin Alajálov, The New Yorker, June 20, 1942

The artwork also served as the cover for Conversation Pieces, with text by Janet Flanner.
Constantin Alajálov, Conversation Pieces.  Text by Janet Flanner.  New York:  Studio Publications Inc., 1942.

Note:  Read more of my blog posts about the art of Constantin Alajálov.

Of course, there's also more to read about Mother's Day.


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