JOHN SINGER SARGENT & THE ART OF FASHION American John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the portrait painter of the “rich and famous” of the Gilded Age, including members of royalty as well as millionaires (and their families). Few artists can rival Sargent’s flare for fashion, utilizing his creative skills to capture a […]
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In spire of being mainly self-taught, French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942) became a successful portraitist—his commissions included Marcel Proust, Edgar Degas, and James Joyce. However, he was also an expert at depicting fashionable hats whether the petite chapeau of Mademoiselle Meuriot above or the wide-brimmed bonnet of the unknown woman below.
And another blog I wrote in June 2013, relating to a special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about the Impressionists and the art of fashion. …Think of a treatise on ornament for women by women, based on their manner of observing, of combining, of selecting their fashionable outfits and all things. […]
THE ART OF STYLE REMEMBERING AN AGE OF ELEGANCE Fashion fades, only style remains.* Coco Chanel Irish portraitist William Orpen (1878-1931) takes us into an era that has largely disappeared, ended by the destruction and carnage of World War I; French fashion genius Coco Chanel (1883-1971) may have died nearly 50 years ago, […]