Julesfest: Day 5

We’re back with Julesfest on the 5th day of our celebration, and today’s hot Jules shot is of British model Sam Way, suggested yesterday by Jeanine. And holy crap, we’ve got to agree because just check this out:

Stripping Jules

Saucy Jules

Bedhead Jules

My Favorite: Teasing Jules

As you can tell – 2 or 3 photos just wouldn’t do in Sam’s case. I just have to ask…are people actually allowed to be this pretty? I’m sure there’s got to be a law against it somewhere.

In any case, on Day 5 of JULESFEST I’m giving you a couple of images by Jules’s friend from back in the day, Amadeo Modigliani. In DIE FOR HER, Jules shares some stories of being out on the town with Modigliani and the other Montmartre artists. And since several paintings by Jules bear a strong resemblance to those of this early 20th century artist, we’ve got to ask…who influenced who?

These are the kind of paintings hanging all over Jules’s studio:

Nude Sitting on a Couch, 1917, Modigliani

…which is why Kate balks about posing for Jules in Book 2: She knows he paints his models in the nude!!

Here’s another Modigliani that bears a strong resemblance to portraits by Jules:

This is actually a portrait of Modigliani’s girlfriend, Jeanne, who upon hearing of her lover’s demise, threw herself out the window to her own death while pregnant with their child. Just to say…drama doesn’t only happen in novels. Too bad Jules wasn’t there to save her.

Since today is Day 5 of Julesfest, I have 5 gifts to give away. The first is identical to yesterday’s gift:

2 signed bookmarks and 2 signed bookplates

with the addition of one book of your choice: either one of my foreign language editions (German, Norwegian or Bulgarian) of DIE FOR ME, or another YA novel from my collection. I will give the winner a list to choose from!

And to enter today’s contest, I want you to choose an artwork that you would want Jules to offer you as a present. I mean, he knows pretty much EVERYONE from the last century in the Parisian art scene. But he also has a lot of good contacts and access to a lot of money! :) So give me a link to the artwork you would wish him to give you. One that you wouldn’t ever get tired of looking at. (Mine would be one of the two above Modilianis!!) And…go!

38 Comments to Julesfest: Day 5

  1. by Caya - On March 29, 2013

    Mine would be a Matisse,
    Odalisque avec magnolias http://www.peintures-tableaux.com/france/peinture-a-l-huile-168285.htm
    or maybe La croyante nue et genoux levé (it’s the 5th painting here, I cant’ find it anywhere else )http://lartpourtous.blog.tdg.ch/tag/henri+matisse

  2. by Sarah Nicholson - On March 29, 2013


    I just love the painting of the cottage on the water, simply breathtaking!


  3. by Bianca B - On March 29, 2013

    I’d choose giacomo balla’s streetlight painting: http://c300221.r21.cf1.rackcdn.com/art-history-timelines-view-artwork-giacomo-balla-street-light-1345093860_b.jpg
    I love the how the colours used make it a really warm picture :)

  4. by Jacqueline - On March 29, 2013

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  7. by Tiffany - On March 29, 2013

    Anything painted by Jules! Lol. But if it had to be another person, I’d choose Starry Night by Van Gogh. (Very mainstream, I know. It goes to show I know nothing about art! Ha.) =))

  8. by Nicola Donoghue - On March 29, 2013

    Anything by Mucha! I’ve loved everything about his work since we studied art nouveau at school when I was 13.

    In particular L’Étoile Polaire

    L’Étoile du Soir http://m.pinterest.com/pin/173036810655030050/

    Or Repos de la Nuit http://m.pinterest.com/pin/173036810655030044/

    Actually, just anything by him & I’d love him forever!

  9. by Isabel - On March 29, 2013

    I’d say The Great Wave. I think it’s a beautiful painting.

  10. by Doris - On March 29, 2013

    I have to agree with Tiffany, I have to have Starry Night!!!

  11. by Amarleen - On March 29, 2013

    If Jules could buy me any painting it would have to be the second to last picture of the bridge over the water. http://nicefun.net/unseen-and-very-famous-paintings-vt7101.htm
    I don’t know who the artist is but after looking at the paintings I fell in love with them. :) the bridge painting looks like something I would see in Paris. A picture of Jules..this hotties name is Chace Crawford here’s a link to his picture..http://m.weheartit.com/entry/7448345/via/nicollygalvao
    I think he would make a very sexy Jules. haha :)

  12. by Shelby vonWahl - On March 29, 2013

    While i would consider a portrait done by Jules to be the best present ever, i would love a landscape, and i have recently been admiring those done by Philip Grey, he does such a great job with the sun, the colors blend perfectly and jump off the canvass

  13. by Heather - On March 29, 2013

    Mine is a pretty standard piece but it speaks to me. Whatever, I’m easy that way:)

    A Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

    Unless he could get me some of the original drawings da Vinci did. That would be amazing.

  14. by Karis Cole - On March 29, 2013

    for me it would be this one http://www.theartwolf.com/paintings/ivan-shishkin-morning-pine-forest.htm

    Morning in a pine forest. :) i llove Bears and i love the landscape of this image, looking at it i can let me imagination run wild just figuring out what the story is here, and whatnot. :) I love Juels and i’d love’em evenmore if he got me this painting.

  15. by Jennifer K - On March 29, 2013

    Since I am a big Sondheim fan I will choose Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (the painting in Sunday in the Park With George).


  16. by Ems - On March 29, 2013

    I’d want this one: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/mohnfeld-9106.html?cHash=66f6457cd7

    I ADORE Monet and this is my favorite of his.

    I’d also LOVE one of Jules’ originals!


  17. by Annika Huhtala - On March 29, 2013

    My chosen one would be Venus and Cupid by Lorenzo Lotto. I like the way how renaissance artists used warm colors and, well the cute little boy reminds me a little of Jules :D


  18. by May - On March 29, 2013

    A monet! Love them!

  19. by Geraldine Frost - On March 29, 2013

    For me I would love ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Such a beautiful scene. I would never get tired of looking at it.


    email: geraldine.frost@bigpond.com
    Not many sleeps now till April 2nd :)

  20. by Tessa Lawler - On March 29, 2013


    I’d have to go with Toledo, painted by Greco in 1599.

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  23. by Randelyn T - On March 29, 2013

    I would definetly pick something from Van Gough…I really like “The Blossoming Almond Tree”

  24. by Nora - On March 29, 2013

    I think this picture is of the girl in Jules art studio where Vincent takes Kate when Vincent looks Lucien on their first date I think. The name of the model is Arianna. :)


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  26. by Tess - On March 29, 2013

    I would want the School of Athens, I love it!

  27. by Shanny S. - On March 30, 2013

  28. by stephanie r. - On March 30, 2013

    I think this one would be perfect! Its by John William Godward, Its called The Belvedere.

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  31. by MaríaT - On March 30, 2013

    I would love any painting by Jules. But if I have to choose one, I would like Morning Bouquet by Alfred Guillou.


  32. by Vivianna - On March 30, 2013

    Mine would be the portrait of Anne of Cleaves by Hans Holbein the Younger. I love this picture, the woman in it, and her story. I COULD look at it all day!


  33. by Jessca Russell - On March 30, 2013

    I would say Starry Night, but I really wouldn’t care because it would be coming from Jules!

  34. by Joelene - On March 30, 2013

    I would love The Beach at Pourville by Claude Monet. It reminds me of the constant calm/stormy days at the beach. Such a romantic place to stay!


  35. by Sabrina - On March 30, 2013

    I’d love to have Rowland B. Wilson’s Hunchback of Notre Dame piece. I could stare at it for hours and still be intrigued by it’s simple, yet elegant design through the use of bright shades of orange and yellow. Simply breathtaking.


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  37. by Princess - On March 30, 2013

    any of monet’s painting will do :) but my favorite is the Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies


  38. by amy - On March 30, 2013

    Randomizer has chosen Meaghan (who chose Monet) to win day 5 of Julesfest. Meaghan – write me an email letting me know which of the books shown you want, or if you want a complete list I can email it to you.

    Congratulations Meaghan, and I must say – all of these beautiful artworks were a delight to look through. Jules is going to be back a pretty penny if he splurges for any of them! :)