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Post Re: 18th century portraits.
Comte de Provence wrote:
i always think its funny how some portraits of people look way different when theyre by different artists, it makes you wonder how they REALLY looked like...


Yes it does because aristocrats had various artists paint for them so figuring which one is accurate must be incredibly difficult!

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Thu May 08, 2008 4:11 pm
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I agree with all your comments. The thing I find strange is how people on portraits look so simple. Now days when we discuss their style I always think on some women with strong make-up, many moles on her unnatural pale face and so on… On the contrary, on portraits people look so tasteful and simple – according to how their style is described. Men obviously wear make-up but that is not exaggerated to look ugly. Women hair style can be sometimes too much but also I am surprised when I see women with simple hair style which isn’t rare at all.
Yes, you can see old women dressed so tasteless and weird hair style (like Princess de Lambale’s in one portrait) but I am surprised how most of the people on portraits look natural and not tacky at all.


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Post Re: 18th century portraits.
so simple but yet so elegant.


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Post Re: 18th century portraits.
This is what I've meant in my previous post.

(I like more men style in the middle, late 18th century. I find it very attractive and formal. :wink: )


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i want one of those wigs.


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Sometimes I think that I would enjoy more dressed up as the 18th century man. I love those beautiful coats, simple wigs… 8)


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isnt it amazing how they can capture the light on her silk dress?!


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yes, the coats are really cool...we could launch a trend :wink:
But I still prefer today's hairstyle for men!

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lol, my hairstyle is very non-traditional....


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Post Re: 18th century portraits.
I am not inspired by many things from this time - 21th century- architecture, art, fashion…
Basiclly I don’t like long hair on man. However I adore formality of the 18th century and late men fashion :) (only without exaggerating on make-up).
See for yourself why -


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Yes, I know what you mean :wink: Even if the wigs are not very attractive, the complex can look charming.
Probably it's that general impression of elegance they leave...

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I find the actor from the first picture particularly cute. He is an Italian actor (those Italians… :lol: ); at least he acted in Italian version of the movie about Casanova. I don’t know much about this film, it is from two parts and I think older production. I had watched it and I find it very good.

Whenever you answer to my post I will post more portraits… :) .that is how I will know that this topic is still interesting.


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keep the portraits coming!
the child in the last picture loks very grotesque...


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Post Re: 18th century portraits.
The National Gallery of Victoria (this is interstate to me in Australia) has a portrait by Drouais of Madame Sophie de France, daughter of Louis XV.
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I long to go and visit it now! :D

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Post Re: 18th century portraits.
[quote="Comte de Provence"]the child in the last picture loks very grotesque...[/quote
Indeed. :lol:

Thanks for posting Delicate fleur! I’ve never seen that portrait.

I had posted already one portrait of the courtesan Mrs. Abington, she looks different here, doesn’t she?


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