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enchanted-barnowlkloof:

Lace Treasures

kary1954:

Burgundy, France… Where else?

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kary1954:

Lovely!

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Summer Afternoon in the Garden. Evert Pieters (Dutch, 1856-1932). Oil on canvas.

Pieters became a pupil of Charles Verlat and Theodor Verstraete. He was a member of the Pulchri studio in the Hage and Arti et Amicitiaein Amsterdam. In 1896 he won gold medals in Paris and St. Louis, and in 1898 a gold medal in Barcelona. In 1900 he won a silver medal at the World Expo in Paris.

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Kate Moss, in Spring 2012 haute couture, styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Tim Walker with the Ritz Paris as the breathtaking backdrop. Vogue, April 2012.

The elaborate outfits against the regal backdrop is reminiscent of old Hollywood and a refined sense of fashion. The series portrays an elite lifestyle known all too well by those raptured by fame and wealth. Celebrities and fashion moguls recount their memories in the renowned five-star hotel.

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Old Letters ( c.1860–c.1870). Frederick Walker [attributed to] (English, 1840-1875). Oil on canvas. National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery.

As a painter in watercolours and oils Walker began to enjoy success from about 1863 onwards. Walker employed a meticulous and heavily worked gouache technique that owed much to William Henry Hunt and Myles Birket Forster. To Victorian eyes Walker seemed a sincere and unsentimental observer of rustic life.

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At the Met (The Old Met) (c.1930). Guy Pène du Bois (American, 1884-1958). Oil on canvas. 

The subjects of Pène du Bois’ paintings evolved to feature genteel people having lunch, attending galas, and lounging at the beach. He presented these subjects with a keenly critical eye that at times lent his paintings a satirical edge. After 1924, his paintings were less satirical and more contemplative. This painting suggests the new direction his work would take.

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Reading the Letter (1924). Alfred Broge (Danish, 1870-1955). Oil on canvas.

Influenced by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, Broge depicts solitary, usually female, figures with concealed identities, Like Holsøe, Broge’s paintings evoke the brooding nature of introspection and self-absorption, exploring the emotional content inherent in the household interior.

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Woman at a Window (probably 1510-30). Italian, North. Oil on wood. National Gallery, London.

During restoration in 1978, this painting was discovered to have been radically altered, modifying the figure’s appearance to reflect 19th-century taste and morality, perhaps with the intention of making it saleable. In its original state, the figure’s pronounced bust, sidelong glance and appearance at a window suggest that she might be a courtesan or a prostitute.