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Day 26: Marie-Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754-1820)

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#dailyart #artgram #artstudy #picoftheday #artlovers #arthistory #artappreciation #5womenartists #365womenartists #frenchart #18thcenturyart #19thcenturyart #portraits #neoclassicalart

A lovely reminder brought to me and now you by the talented @johnderian ❤️

This trend in Contempoary photography begs the question, why are we more comfortable appreciating a photograph of an 18th century portrait hanging on its contextual wall rather than an actual 18th century portrait on our own contempoary wall? To add insult to irony, one could acquire such a portrait in today’s market for less money than a photograph of one, even when that one is part of a series. Does the distance, enabled by the photographer, between the sitter, original artist and today’s collector alleviate the intimidation we feel about the multiple layers of understanding that are required to play in this field of the dreams- of condition, provenance, authorship and history? Or perhaps does the distance permitted by the medium afford us a clinical perspective, cutting any connections we have to the past freeing us to move forward unencumbered? I applaud the courageous collectors of today who daringly juxtapose genuine works of the past in contemporary settings employing innovative hanging techniques to incite intelligent conversations about who we were, who we are and who we want to be. .
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#pastpresentandfuture#whatsoldisnew#thinkingart#roberpolidori#versailles#contemporaryphotography#18thcenturyfashion#18thcenturyart#interiors#hangingart#boisserie#marieantoinette

A charming 18th century composition of a peacock and birds beside a fountain in a classical Italianate garden - attribution needs further research. #birdsinart #birdpainting #peacock #18thcenturyart #classicalgarden #italianate #bada #lapada #lapadafair #englishcountryhouse #stonefountain #oldmasters #countryhousestyle

“The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other,” wrote Thomas Jefferson, in his NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (#1781) •
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“Our children see this, and learn to imitate it • The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to his worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities” •
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More, anon, on Jefferson’s own ties to the Peculiar Institution •
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SHOWN: William Byrd (III) of Westover, in Virginia (#1728–#1777); attributed to Charles Bridges, ca. #1731–#1735#familyhistory
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The Byrds of Westover • A labyrinthine family saga, if ever there was one • And so very, very dark • I’ve always wanted to write about them—have been powerfully drawn to them since my first visit to Westover Plantation, as an 8-year-old boy • My stately pace should allow time for one more book • Before I die •
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Oh, why can’t I write about Normal, Happy Families, instead of those riven by racial and ethnic hatred, domestic violence, infidelity, inheritance disputes, alcoholism, and suicide? • #rhetoricalquestion (See @davidnastasi’s comment, below.)
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📸: @colonialwmsburg #thomasjefferson #westoverplantation #18thcenturyart #colonialamerica #africanamericanhistory #britishempire #countryhouse

"Baroness Samadhi" Art Print.
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Make a blank space pop with exquisite Art Prints. Better yet, start a gallery wall and mix Art Prints, posters, Canvas Prints and Framed Prints of all sizes to elevate your space with design. Available in five sizes, from mini to x-large. - Gallery quality Giclée print
- Natural white, matte, ultra-smooth background
- 100% cotton, acid and lignin-free archival paper
- Epson K3 archival inks for high-quality print
- Custom trimmed with 1” border for framing

About the art: If you love the dark mystique of New Orleans, this artwork could look splendid in your parlor. The painting is based on Baron Samadhi (a.k.a. Samedi), the Loa of the dead, the graveyard, resurrection and healing in Haitian Voodoo. The Baroness features the signature Samadhi top hat and cane, with added Steampunk goggles and gauntlet/wristwatch and brass skull and bones jewelry. She has a zombie complexion, purple hair, and yellow eyes, set against giant gears floating in a misty swampy background. .
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#steampunk #Victorian #baronsamedi #baroness #neworleans #voodoo #americangods #demigods #zombies #fineartprint #giclee #homedecor #uniquegifts #giftideas #giftsunder20 #darkdecor #strangeandunusual #alternativeart #steampunkart #vintagestyle #18thcenturyart #oldmasters #burlesque #pin-up #pinup #fantasyart #fantasyartist #fairytale #storybook #jessicavanhulle

We are now concluding our introductory tour of the Rijksmuseum's collections (@rijksmuseum) with an artwork we could not ignore: an original marble statue of a "Seated Cupid" by French artist Etienne-Maurice Falconet!

It was first known in French as "L'Amour Menaçant" ("Menacing Love"), a reference to the gesture he makes to impose secrecy and to his rather mischevious smile!

Originally created in 1755, at the request of Madame de Pompadour (the official mistress of King Louis XV and a great patron of the arts), the statue enjoyed a considerable success and Falconet soon received commissions for a great number of replicas!

Several of these replicas found their way into the collections of major museums: this one is on display at the Rijksmuseum but another can be found in St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum (@hermitage_museum) while the original is believed to be at the Musée du Louvre (@museelouvre)! #SeatedCupid #Cupid #Love #MenacingLove #LAmourMenaçant #CupidStatue #MarbleStatue #EtienneMauriceFalconet #Falconet #FrenchSculpture #FrenchArtist #18thCenturyArt #1755 #MadamedePompadour #Pompadour #Rijksmuseum #Amsterdam

"Baroness Samadhi" Tote Bag
Link in Bio to shop this and other treats for the Strange and Unusual.

These premium Tote Bags are hand-sewn in the U.S.A. and feature a high-quality print that’ll never fade. Constructed with a premium, canvas-like material and double-stitched for quality, our totes make amazing grocery and beach bags. - Available in three sizes
- Crafted with durable, lightweight poly poplin fabric
- Double-stitched seams and stress points
- 1” wide cotton webbing carrying strap
- Machine washable, tumble dry low

About the art: If you love the dark mystique of New Orleans, this artwork could look splendid in your parlor. The painting is based on Baron Samadhi (a.k.a. Samedi), the Loa of the dead, the graveyard, resurrection and healing in Haitian Voodoo. The Baroness features the signature Samadhi top hat and cane, with added Steampunk goggles and gauntlet/wristwatch and brass skull and bones jewelry. She has a zombie complexion, purple hair, and yellow eyes, set against giant gears floating in a misty swampy background. .
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#steampunk #Victorian #baronsamedi #baroness #neworleans #voodoo #americangods #demigods #zombies #totebag #canvasbag #homedecor #uniquegifts #giftideas #giftsunder25 #steampunkdesign #strangeandunusual #alternativeart #steampunkart #18thcenturyart #oldmasters #burlesque #pin-up #pinup #fantasyart #fantasyartist #fairytale #storybook #traditionalillustration #jessicavanhulle

"Baroness Samadhi" Travel Mug.
Link in Bio to shop this and other treats for the Strange and Unusual.

Take your beverage to go with custom-designed Travel Mugs. Double-walled to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, with a press-in suction lid to minimize spills. They're the perfect coffee mugs for the people who are always on the move. - 12oz capacity
- Premium ceramic construction
- Stands just over 6”
- Wraparound artwork
- Double-walled to keep drinks hot or cold
- Press-in suction lid minimizes leaks and spills

About the art: If you love the dark mystique of New Orleans, this artwork could look splendid in your parlor. The painting is based on Baron Samadhi (a.k.a. Samedi), the Loa of the dead, the graveyard, resurrection and healing in Haitian Voodoo. The Baroness features the signature Samadhi top hat and cane, with added Steampunk goggles and gauntlet/wristwatch and brass skull and bones jewelry. She has a zombie complexion, purple hair, and yellow eyes, set against giant gears floating in a misty swampy background. .
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#steampunk #Victorian #baronsamedi #baroness #neworleans #voodoo #americangods #demigods #zombies #creativegifts #travelmug #cutemug #homedecor #uniquegifts #giftideas #giftsunder50 #darkdecor #strangeandunusual #alternativeart #steampunkart #vintagestyle #18thcenturyart #oldmasters #burlesque #pinup #fantasyart #fantasyartist #fairytale #storybook #jessicavanhulle

On my trip down to London I finally had a chance to go to the wonderful @wallacemuseum - such an amazing experience to see the Sèvres porcelain, paintings and furnishings that fill each room. I’ve taken so much inspiration from that collection over the years and I’ve taken even more away with me from finally seeing it all in person. Couldn’t recommend it more if you’re in London!
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#wallacecollection #sèvres #art #artcollection #inspiration #18thcentury #18thcenturyart #18thcenturyfashion #oldmasters #florals #flowers

The Bench by William Hogarth, copper engraving, 1758. The engraving depicts four judges in session in the Court of Common Pleas. It is a satirical take on the judiciary by Hogarth as the judges appear uninterested in the case before them. Hogarth also made an oil painting with the same name that is significantly different from this engraving.

#thebench #williamhogarth #copperengraving #engraving #courtroomart #courtroomsketch #trial #sketch #art #judges #1758 #18thcenturyart #vintageengraving #vintageart #courtofcommonpleas #satire #judiciary #arthistory

Hey guys, can I join the party? #illbringtequila
Folding Screen with Fête Galante and Musicians ~ ca 1760 ~ attributed to Miguel Cabrera ~ exhibition: Painted in Mexico 1700-1790/Pinxit Mexici
#penguin #miguelcabrera #mexicanart #pinxitmexici #18thcenturyart #party #fetegalante #musicians #dance #metmuseum #alwayslookingforaparty #mensureweremoredapperbackthen

Woman in a Turkish Dress by Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1752-1754

A rare find - Mrs Champernoune by Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), on its original 18th century unlined canvas. A very interesting lady - more on her to follow. Varnish a little dirty but otherwise in beautiful original condition. #thomashudson #18thcenturyportrait #18thcenturyart #18thcenturyfashion #portraitofalady #bada #lapadafair

Un zapatos ofrece mucho màs que caminar"
~Loboutin
'Kuren'- the blue bird print from the finest 'Chikanobu' collection brings meaning to the above saying by Christian Louboutin, that 'A shoe offers much more than walking'. The launch of Quirkbox × Cuero handcrafted luxury- Illustration of original 'Toyohara' renditions of 18th century Japanese Woodblock Art by 'Quirkbox', and enormously and profoundly sewn luxury handcrafted art print brogues and Oxfords by 'Cuero' make this creation, one of the finest of its kind. 👞❤
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#QuirkboxXCuero #design #WoodblockArt #Chikanobu #Kuren #handcrafted #luxury #shoes #18thCenturyArt #NewCollection #precision #StitchedLuxury #art #colour #new #different #custom #MadeWithLove #craft #perfection #artistic #ShoeDesigners #leather #profound #leather #defined #redefined #delineated #ArtFromHeart #HeritageCraftsmen #ArtCollaboration

"Un zapatos ofrece mucho màs que caminar"
~Loboutin
'Kuren'- the blue bird print from the finest 'Chikanobu' collection brings meaning to the above saying by Christian Louboutin, that 'A shoe offers much more than walking'. The launch of Quirkbox × Cuero handcrafted luxury- Illustration of original 'Toyohara' renditions of 18th century Japanese Woodblock Art by 'Quirkbox', and enormously and profoundly sewn luxury handcrafted art print brogues and Oxfords by 'Cuero' make this creation, one of the finest of its kind. 👞❤
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#QuirkboxXCuero #design #WoodblockArt #Chikanobu #Kuren #handcrafted #luxury #shoes #18thCenturyArt #NewCollection #precision #StitchedLuxury #art #colour #new #different #custom #MadeWithLove #craft #perfection #artistic #ShoeDesigners #leather #profound #leather #defined #redefined #delineated #ArtFromHeart #HeritageCraftsmen #ArtCollaboration

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