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, July 16, 2017

Beaucoup d'hommes - portraits of men


Tête d'un africain, by Paul-Jean Flandrin, 1830.
Thomas Law Hodges at the age of 18, by Sir William Beechey, 1794.
The marquis de Saint-Paul, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, circa 1760.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, by George Platt Lynes, 1935.
Nikolai Petrovich Novosiltsev, by (after?) Vladimir Borovikovsky, circa 1807.
John Singer Sargent, by Giovanni Boldini, circa 1884.
Mr. Lewis as the Marquis in "The Midnight Hour", by Sir Martin Archer Shee, before 1792.
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1597.
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Gymnast Viktor Lisicki, by Dmitry Zhilinsky, 1984.
Jeune homme en redingote, miniature, French School, circa 1840.
Louis-Charles-Edmé de La Châtre, comte de Nançay (dit le marquis de La Châtre), by Nicolas de Largillière, circa 1710.
Ernest Henry Schelling, by John Singer Sargent, 1912.
Artist Nikolai Dmitrievich Kuznetsov, by Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, 1884 and 1914.
Portrait d'homme en buste à la veste bleue, by Ferdinand Machera, circa 1800-10.
(The actual size of this minia-
ture is 2 1/8 inches by 1 5/8.)
Portrait of a Boy in a Top Hat with Flies, by John Opie, circa 1800.
Portrait of a Man, Possibly an Architect or Geographer, oil on copper, by Peter Paul Rubens 1597.
Unknown Young Nobleman, by Jacob Ferdinand Voet, circa 1670-75.
Four Studies of a Male Head, by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1617-19.
Unknown, circa late 19th century-early 20th century. (Collection Ralf de Jonge.)
Portrait of a Young Man with a Violin, possibly Pierre Rode, by Jacques-Antoine Vallin, 1808.
Jacopo Boncompagni, by Scipione Pulzone, called Il Gaetano, 1574.
Portrait allégorique d'homme en Bacchus (once identified as the Régent, Philippe II, duc d'Orléans), by Nicolas de Largillière, circa 1680-85.
 Artist Miroslav Kraljević, by Vladimir Becić, 1908.
Steve Wengryn, by Vulcan Studio, circa late 1950s.
Portrait de jeune homme barbu dit l'Albinos, by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, circa last quarter of the 19th century.
Sir Graham Moore, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1792.




Friday, July 14, 2017

Toss - three photographs by Avedon


 Twiggy, January 1968.
Sophia Loren, December 1970.




Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturation - color in the portraits of Largillière



Just a post to highlight Largillière's really remarkable use of luscious, saturated color*. (Plus a few irresistible, not-actually-color-related details.)

Marie-Thérèse Blonel d'Haraucourt, duchesse de Phalaris (in old age called "Mère Jezabel" due to her overuse of cosmetics), as Flora, circa 1720.
Marc-Conrad Buisson, circa 1710.
Catherine Bielinska, baronne de Besenval, circa 1716.
Hugues Desnotz, échevin (alderman) of the city of Paris, 1704.
Portrait of a Lady, circa 1710.
Jeanne-Elisabeth de Beauharnais, 1719.
Madame Claude-Joseph Geoffroy, 1725.
Marie-Elisabeth-Desirée de Chantemerle, comtesse de Hergh, 1715.
Marguerite de Sève, wife of Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil, 1729.
Norbert Roettiers, circa 1715.
Portrait of a Lady, circa 1710-20.
Portrait of a Lady (sometimes said to be Anne-Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles, madame de Lambert, marquise de Saint-Bris), circa 1710.
Jeune homme inconnu, circa 1695.
The marquise de Fortia, 1726.
Portrait of a Lady, possibly Jeanne de Robais, or the Duchess of Beaufort, circa 1714.
Portrait of a Lady, possibly madame Claude-Lambert de Thorigny, née Marie-Marguerite Bontemps, circa 1696.
Portrait of a Lady, circa 1696.
L'Artiste en tenue d'atelier (self-portrait), 1707.
La Comédienne Marie-Anne de Châteauneuf, dite Mlle. Duclos, dans le rôle d'Ariane, 1712.

* With the vagaries of color reproduction and the perversity of the internet, I can't swear to the accuracy of the degree of saturation in some of the images....