Wednesday, May 4, 2011

If You Need Some Inspiration

Turn of the Century is a site with a treasure trove of paintings, posters and photos from the late 1800s/early 1900s. The images are really strange and beautiful — rich fabrics, sheer drapery, elaborate costumes, haunting faces. Here are a few that I couldn't resist...
 Mary Garden as Cleopatra by Moffett, 1919

Lillian Powell in costume of Julnar of the Sea
by Arthur Kales, 1919

 Katherine Stieglitz by Alfred Stieglitz, Autochrome c. 1910

Biblis by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, c. 1884

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865

 Passion by Frank Dicksee, Oil on canvas, c. 1892

 A Pretty Little Clown by Unknown

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