L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Three portraits by Roslin

Prince Vladimir Borisovich Golitsyn (1731 - 1798), 1762.
Cosme-Joseph de Beaupoil, comte de Saint-Aulaire (1741 - 1822), 1781.
Unknown Gentleman.

The details tell the tale of why I am such huge fan of Roslin's work:

The perfectly calculated rendering, here, of the silver braid and embroidery makes me swoon...!


  1. I love the way the fabric detailing picks up shimmering light -only highlighting these details more. exquisite.

  2. So delicate, so intricate, so realistic it's like an alternate world in the details. The gold embroidery has a light all its own. And the skin! Glowing, practically breathing, and the eyes wet. So alive!