Women Reading

arthubblog:

Mosquito Nets, 1908
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925), American

In a time when the art world focused, in turn, on Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism, Sargent practiced his own form of Realism, which made brilliant references to Diego VelázquezAnthony van Dyck, and Thomas Gainsborough. His facility for paraphrasing the masters in a contemporary fashion led to a stream of commissioned portraits and earned Sargent the moniker, “the Van Dyck of our times.”
— at Detroit Institute of Arts.

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simena:

Reifferscheid Heinrich

Helena Rubinstein reading in her Lucite Acrylic Bed, Life Magazine 1941

artinparsi:

Reading pleasure by Fakhraddin Mokhberi

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books0977:

Fragrant Summer. Edward Cucuel (American, 1875-1954). Oil on canvas.

Cucuel’s paintings resemble the French impressionists as to colour and technique. His favourite subjects are portraits of women and nudes in bright interiors, plein-air representations with social scenes and charming Bavarian landscapes. 

Pola Negri (1897-1987)

books0977:

The Reader (1886). John Pettie (Scottish, 1839-1893). Oil on canvas laid on panel.

In 1866 Pettie was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1874 received full academical honors in succession to Sir Edwin Landseer. Pettie was a hard and rapid worker, and, in his best days, a colorist of a high order and a brilliant executant. In his early days he produced a certain amount of book illustration. 

letterfromanunknowoman:

Le journal d’une femme de chambre

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