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 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....



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