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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Les dames en vert

Portrait of a Lady, by Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, circa 1900-10.

So far I've put together several posts comprised of images of women dressed in the same featured color; all red, yellow, pink, etc. At the special request of a friend - she literally begged me to do it, I must say - I've now collected a great big bunch of ladies - too many? - all arrayed in various gorgeous shades of green.

Juliane, Fürstin zu Schaumburg-Lippe, by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder, 1781.
Portrait of Lavinia (the artist's daughter), by Titian, 1560.
Figura femenina en verde, by José María Rodríguez Acosta, 1933.
Women in Green Dress - a member of the Beauvais-Decuir family,
by Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans, circa 1840s.
A Blonde Woman, by Jacopo Vecchio, 1520.
Portrait of a Lady in Green, by William Bruce Ellis Ranken, 1928.
Woman in Green Dress (Camille, the artist's wife), by Claude Monet, 1866.
Portrait of Laura Gonzaga in Green, by Lavinia Fontana, circa 1580s.
Olga Charlotte, Gräfin zu Solms-Teckelburg, by Eduard Robert Bary, circa 1860.
The Florentine Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, by Józef Mehoffer, 1900.
Portrait of a British cavalry officer’s wife, by Giuseppe Bezzuoli, 1826.
Mrs. Florence Humphris, by Henry Scott Tuke, 1892.
The marquise de Pompadour, by François Boucher, circa 1750s.
Reflection, by Jerry Barrett, 1865.
Juliet, daughter of Richard H. Fox of Surrey, by Alfred Lambart, 1931.
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, by John William Waterhouse, 1908.
Doña Teresa Sureda, by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1803-4.
Portrait of an Unknown Lady Wearing a Pale Green Dress With Dark Green Wrap, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, circa 1700.
Portrait of a Lady with Pet Squirrel (possibly the poetess Maddalena Salvetti), by Bartolommeo Traballesi, circa 1570-85.
Portrait of Sylvia, daughter of the artist, by Frank Salisbury, 1929.
Woman in an Interior, by Lars Jorde, 1902.
Enid, Lady Layard, by Vicente Palmaroli y González, 1870. (The necklace, earrings, and bracelet were wedding presents from her
husband, archaeologist and politician Sir Austen Henry Layard, and were set with ancient Mesopotamian chalcedony seals.)
Aïcha, by Félix Vallotton, 1922.
Portrait of a Lady in Green, by Bronzino, circa 1528-32.
Mathilde Cobos, by Zacarias González Velázquez, 1832.
Rachel Russell, by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1835.
The Green Gown, by Thomas Edwin Mostyn, 1925 (?).
La Ghirlandata, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1871-1874.
La Curiosa (or Curiosità), by Silvestro Lega, 1866.
Desdemona, by Frederic Lord Leighton, 1888.
Mrs. Ernest Guinness, by Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee, 1912.
Portrait of a Lady, by Titian, circa 1555.
Sonja in Green, by Sir James Gunn, 1932.


  1. Certainly not too many. Among many other things, this makes me want to learn a great deal more about Herr Mehoffer - what a stunning portrait (as are they all, for matter).

    1. Thank you! And, yes, Mehoffer does look to be an "artist of interest". : )

  2. Love, love, love this color so much! Thank you. Interestingly, I've learned from the Tomatis people (a pioneer in psychoacoustics) that artists who have "open ears" see more colors of green, the auditory and visual circuits being connected.

    1. Very interesting. Of course, I just had to Google Tomatis - someone I'd never heard of, nor his theories or techniques - and find it all quite intriguing. Have you had personal experience with any of that?

    2. I do indeed. Lots. See my blog VoiceTalk (www.voice-talk.net) and search the "cloud' there for more info. He wrote quite a few books, only a few of which have been translated into English. "The Ear and the Voice" is one. You can also find Tomatis resources at my studio website: http://www.shigovoicestudio.com/links/