Elegance in the 1920s

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“A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant”. Coco Chanel Artys’ necklace and earrings, drawing of an Art Deco woman by Sveta Dorosheva (Eduardo Garcìa Benito’s inspired), eyes and mouth from a Reynaldo Luza’s illustration (1927), mother of … Continue reading

Contempler la galaxie

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“L’univers est un grand livre, où la nature a tout écrit. ” Stanislas de Boufflers ; Le traité sur le libre arbitre (1808). Photo of a model wearing a Pierre Cardin dress by Philippe Pottier (1961) and my photo of … Continue reading

Rêve onirique

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Ce n’était qu’un songe, lumineux et sidérant de beauté. Edward Steichen’s photo of the actress Helen Menken (Humphrey Bogart’s first wife) in the late 1920s and my photo of the shadow of artificial flowers on the wall with a photoshop … Continue reading

Op Art fashion (2)

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Op art (Optical art) is an artistic movement dating from 1950s which plays with the visual perception of the observer. White and black Op Art : The Op Art artist Sonia Delaunay’s creations in the 1920s : Op Art fashion … Continue reading

Lumière d’or

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Photo of water under the sun, Dolce Gabbana Byzantine dress, gold texture and geometric mosaics from the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. This monument is an example of the Arab-Norman architecture : a confluence of the Byzantine and Arabian art and … Continue reading

Une femme Byzantine parée de ses plus atours

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Byzantine mosaics and stain glass in the Palatine Chapel of the Norman palace (12th century) in Palermo, Sicily. Illustration by Tadarino of a woman wearing a Byzantine costume. The palatine Chapel is in the Norman palace in Palermo, Sicily. The … Continue reading

At the time of Byzance

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of mosaics in the Church of Martorana in Palerm, Sicily. The church of Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio (The Martorana) is an example of Byzantine, Norman and arabic architecture (gold mosaics, geometric mosaics…). The Martorana is … Continue reading

Elle m’apparaissait telle une vahiné laissant derrière elle, un doux parfum de fleur d’oranger

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“Du palais d’émeraude où la riche nature M’a fait naître et régner avecque majesté, Je viens pour adorer la divine beauté Dont le soleil n’est rien qu’une faible peinture. Si je n’ai point l’éclat ni les vives couleurs Qui font … Continue reading