American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and Boston artist William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941) were both masters of fashion in the early 20th century, with a special love of depicting vivid colors, decorative patterns, and rich textures.
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Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) is said to have been quite attracted to his subject, who might have been then popular singer Raquel Meller. While the identity of the pensive model of Portrait of a Woman with Black Hat by American artist Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) is unknown.
French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a master portraitist, especially of women, often attired in colorful, fashionable hats.
Fashion is timeless. Here’s a blog that I wrote in June, 2013 in connection with a special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Impressionists and the art of fashion. Fashion is absolutely necessary for a painter. It’s what matters the most. Edouard Manet, 1881* Illustrated journals and magazines advertising the newest […]
AT THE DRESSING TABLE MIRROR THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Jewelry is not unchanging. Life transforms it and makes it bend to its requirements. Attributed to Coco Chanel Richard Edward Miller (1875-1943) was an American Impressionist, who created both in the United States and in France, including residing in Giverny, home of Claude […]
Click on the works of art to enhance them. An exciting exhibition combining paintings and costumes has recently arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity (from February 26–May 27) not only showcases some 80 works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Morisot, and their contemporaries, but also […]