proust and the madeleine

“Mail art! Take and existing postcard and alter it, then send it to a random address (or anonymously to a friend) after documenting it, of course.

My sister just sent an incredible link toa new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity. A portrait by Manet of Mme Irma de Brunner and Marcel Proust’s musings on linden flower tea and the effect of dunking madeleines acted as prompts for a new take on Mme Brunner.

I like this redone portrait of Proust by Frederic Beauvais: