Leer eens geschiedenis met Gucci

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Vind je die lessen kunstgeschiedenis maar saai? Modehuis Gucci heeft er een leuke draai aan gegeven. Op het Instagramaccount Gucci Beauty staan verschillende schilderijen met daaronder de bijhorende informatie. 

Het is een beetje een vreemde opzet. Zo zou het account moeten dienen om volgers op de hoogte te houden van nieuwe lanceringen, samenwerkingen en toekomstige shows. Maar daar is voorlopig weinig van te merken. Ook de link met de schilderijen blijft voorlopig onbekend. Het is creatief directeur Alessandro Michele die de 25 schilderijen heeft gekozen. Mogelijk dienen ze als inspiratiebron.

 

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Title: Woman from Constantinople, standing, c.1876 Author: Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) Private Collection ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme is the quintessential Orientalist painter, a European artist interested in a fantastical, stylized depiction of other cultures. After visiting Egypt in 1856 he became fascinated with the Middle East in particular and brought back local artifacts and costumes, which he used as props in his Paris studio. His work was extremely popular and much of it is now held in private collections, including this moody portrait. Gérôme wrapped his model in a translucent veil in a nod to her perceived exotic origins, drawing our attention to her languid gaze and ambiguous smile. Yet the image is theatrical, almost a fiction. #GucciBeauty — @tatianaberg Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

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Title: Woman At Toilette / Keshō no onna, 1918 Author: Hashiguchi Goyō Museum: LACMA, Los Angeles ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ukiyo-e, a Japanese movement, was characterized by its depictions of beautiful women and landscapes that reflected the newly hedonistic “floating world” created by Tokyo’s economic growth in the Edo period. In this 1918 portrait, Hashiguchi Goyō, a woodblock artist, uses delicate lines to render a beautiful woman applying powder to her skin. Her fully exposed shoulder is alluring in contrast to her demure expression, and she seems to be caught in a personal, domestic moment — underscoring the tension and seduction in the delicate balance between public beauty and private adornment. The image is in the collection of @LACMA, one of the #GucciPlaces. #GucciBeauty — @lrsphm Image courtesy of LACMA

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Title: Portrait of a Court Lady, Seated Half Length in an Embroidered Robe, Holding a Flower, mid 19th century Author: Chinese School Private Collection ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Shanghai School of painting introduced a fresh alternative to the then-dominating Literati style. Western-influenced brightly colored portraiture was among the newly adopted styles, a direct reaction to the demands of Shanghai’s mercantile elite who craved something distinct from the traditional aesthetics of the Chinese scholarly and gentry classes. This 19th-century portrait captures the era’s distinct stylistic elements, which included a brightly-colored palette (as depicted in the blues, greens, and reds of the subject’s clothing and large, dangly earrings) and exaggerated physical form. #GucciBeauty — @britticisms Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

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