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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Red discretion

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 - 1905).
Jacques Réattu (1760 - 1833).
 Charles François Jalabert (1819–1901).
Unknown artist, Vienna Academy, late nineteenth century.
 Louis-Aimon Thomassin (1763 - 1854).
William Etty (1787 - 1849).
Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824).


  1. Apart from the "note de rouge" supplied by the strategically placed draperies these portraits (well, all but the Etty) have one other thing in common and that is an appreciation of the mature physique. Or if not appreciation, then at least not distaste. In other words, Bruce Weber wouldn't have photographed any one of these guys for Calvin Klein or Abercrombie & Fitch.

    1. An interesting observation. Yes, very true. Not a hint of the ephebe anywhere. : )