antiquatedfashions:

Fashion in Art: The Countess Brownlow by Frederic Leighton
Britain, 1879
This image of the Countess Brownlow shows the ‘anti-fashion’ movement of the 1870’s that is commonly called ‘artistic’ or ‘aesthetic’ dress. It was partly a retaliation to the unnatural corseted forms of the fashion of the day, and partly an effect of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and similar artistic movements’ romanticisation of (psuedo) medieval forms. The style started with the painter’s models and wives beginning to dress in the same clothing that was used for the staging of the painting, and as a fashion movement grew from there.

antiquatedfashions:

Fashion in Art: The Countess Brownlow by Frederic Leighton

Britain, 1879

This image of the Countess Brownlow shows the ‘anti-fashion’ movement of the 1870’s that is commonly called ‘artistic’ or ‘aesthetic’ dress. It was partly a retaliation to the unnatural corseted forms of the fashion of the day, and partly an effect of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and similar artistic movements’ romanticisation of (psuedo) medieval forms. The style started with the painter’s models and wives beginning to dress in the same clothing that was used for the staging of the painting, and as a fashion movement grew from there.

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morgana-maleficent-lestrange:

allinye: THE SILMARILLION COLLECTION: ARIEN
The maiden whom the Valar chose from among the Maiar to guide the vessel of the Sun was named Arien … and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service. Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendour.

morgana-maleficent-lestrange:

allinyeTHE SILMARILLION COLLECTION: ARIEN

The maiden whom the Valar chose from among the Maiar to guide the vessel of the Sun was named Arien … and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service. Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendour.
beatonna:

russian-style:

Savely Sorin - Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova is one of the most famous and greatest ballet dancers. She took part in Diaghelev’s Seasons and later with her own ballet company. A friend to many royalties and celebrities, she was best known for her role of the Dying Swan.

I dig this painting style

beatonna:

russian-style:

Savely Sorin - Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova is one of the most famous and greatest ballet dancers. She took part in Diaghelev’s Seasons and later with her own ballet company. A friend to many royalties and celebrities, she was best known for her role of the Dying Swan.

I dig this painting style

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