Friday, March 30, 2012

Jules Louis Machard: Jeune femme en tenue de soiree assise pres dun bouquet dhortensias

I love this painting. Unfortunately, I can't find any information about it in English, so it will have to speak for itself. The sleeves are hideously wonderful, all covered in lavender ruffles. The square neckline decoration is actually pretty compelling, in my opinion. I find the fact that this is a 1890s looking ensemble where the skirt and bodice don't really have anything to do with each other really interesting - I have seen a couple of other examples like this, but it does not appear to be particularly common.

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