retrogasm:

Queen Quality Shoes, 1937

retrogasm:

Queen Quality Shoes, 1937

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#shoes #style #fashion history #good god I want the Bellwood #because I already have the Hepburn #basically 
A Railroad Station Waiting Roomca. 1940Raphael Soyer
On display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

A Railroad Station Waiting Room
ca. 1940
Raphael Soyer

On display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

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#soyer #raphael soyer #Corcoran #corcoran gallery #art 
a-l-ancien-regime:

Pierre and Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz  and Jean-Frédéric Leschot 18th century watch at the “Automates & merveilles” (Automata and marvels) exhibition

a-l-ancien-regime:

Pierre and Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz  and Jean-Frédéric Leschot 18th century watch at the “Automates & merveilles” (Automata and marvels) exhibition

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#art #pocketwatch 

nicoleohdeon:

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types

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Une moderne Olympia [A Modern Olympia]1873-1874Paul Cézanne

Cézanne’s early works, executed in dark colours, were largely inspired by the old masters and by the paintings of Delacroix, Daumier and Courbet. A painting from 1870 already featured A Modern Olympia (private collection) in response to Manet’s great painting that had caused such a scandal at the 1865 Salon.A few years later, Cézanne tackled this theme once again, but this second version was very different, with its luminous, dazzling colours and its brilliant execution reminiscent of Fragonard’s paintings. At that time Cézanne’s style was moving towards Impressionism. It was during his stay with Doctor Gachet at Auvers-sur-Oise that, in the heat of a discussion, Cézanne picked up his paintbrush and produced this coloured sketch, thus creating a much more daring interpretation of Manet’s subject. The contrast of the nudity of the woman, uncovered by her black servant, with the elegant attire of the man in black, who looks strangely like Cézanne, and who watches her like a spectator, all contribute to the erotic and theatrical character of the scene. This effect is further accentuated by the presence of a curtain hanging on the left of the picture.During the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, this somewhat incredible evocation was scorned by both public and critics. In the review L’artiste on 1 May 1874, Marc de Montifaud wrote: “like a voluptuous vision, this artificial corner of paradise has left even the most courageous gasping for breath…. and Mr Cézanne merely gives the impression of being a sort of madman, painting in a state of delirium tremens “.

On display at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, France.

Une moderne Olympia [A Modern Olympia]
1873-1874
Paul Cézanne

Cézanne’s early works, executed in dark colours, were largely inspired by the old masters and by the paintings of Delacroix, Daumier and Courbet. A painting from 1870 already featured A Modern Olympia (private collection) in response to Manet’s great painting that had caused such a scandal at the 1865 Salon.

A few years later, Cézanne tackled this theme once again, but this second version was very different, with its luminous, dazzling colours and its brilliant execution reminiscent of Fragonard’s paintings. At that time Cézanne’s style was moving towards Impressionism. It was during his stay with Doctor Gachet at Auvers-sur-Oise that, in the heat of a discussion, Cézanne picked up his paintbrush and produced this coloured sketch, thus creating a much more daring interpretation of Manet’s subject. The contrast of the nudity of the woman, uncovered by her black servant, with the elegant attire of the man in black, who looks strangely like Cézanne, and who watches her like a spectator, all contribute to the erotic and theatrical character of the scene. This effect is further accentuated by the presence of a curtain hanging on the left of the picture.

During the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, this somewhat incredible evocation was scorned by both public and critics. In the review L’artiste on 1 May 1874, Marc de Montifaud wrote: “like a voluptuous vision, this artificial corner of paradise has left even the most courageous gasping for breath…. and Mr Cézanne merely gives the impression of being a sort of madman, painting in a state of delirium tremens “.

On display at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, France.

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From the great Primer Magazine article An Easy Guide to Beer: Styles, Terms, History:

Beer: Nectar of the gods. There are as many epithets as there are varieties of the blessed brew.  The discovery of beer was, no doubt, pure revelry and perhaps as meaningful to man’s development as the discovery of fire. Pour some history and brewing jargon into your next pint for an understanding far beyond just knowing what kind of beer you like and think differently about your next bottle.

Click through for the very informative full article!!

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In the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

In the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

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#photography #garden #gardens #dumbarton oaks #dumbarton #washington dc #fountain 
Young Woman in Kimonoca. 1901Alfred Henry Maurer
On display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

Young Woman in Kimono
ca. 1901
Alfred Henry Maurer

On display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

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#maurer #alfred henry maurer #Corcoran #corcoran gallery #portraiture 
The Valley of the Seine, from the Hills of Giverny1892Theodore Robinson
On display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

The Valley of the Seine, from the Hills of Giverny
1892
Theodore Robinson

On display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

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#Corcoran #corcoran gallery #theodore robinson #giverny #Impressionist #art 
From Olivia Palermo:

Blush is perhaps one of the most important steps in your makeup routine.  It gives instant dimension  (hello, cheekbones), brightens your face, and gives you a well-rested, healthy glow –  if you know how to apply it correctly.  The goal is a natural “I just wake up looking like this” flush.  To achieve it, the placement of color is key.  To avoid applying blush where no blush should ever be, flip your head upside down for 10-15 seconds. After, look in the mirror to see the parts of your cheeks that are rosiest.  This is your perfect blush spot!

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From Olivia Palermo:

Blush is perhaps one of the most important steps in your makeup routine.  It gives instant dimension  (hello, cheekbones), brightens your face, and gives you a well-rested, healthy glow –  if you know how to apply it correctly.  The goal is a natural “I just wake up looking like this” flush.  To achieve it, the placement of color is key.  To avoid applying blush where no blush should ever be, flip your head upside down for 10-15 seconds. After, look in the mirror to see the parts of your cheeks that are rosiest.  This is your perfect blush spot!


Useful!!

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#style #reference #how to #olivia palermo #blush #make-up