Tag: costume

Tisaferno e Vafrino (c.1740-1746)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) Tisaferno e Vafrino (Tisaferno and Vafrino) c.1740–1746 Oil on canvas, 158.8 × 53 cm National Gallery, London This is one of four paintings that once decorated a room in the Palazzo Cornaro on the Campo San Polo, Venice. The figures…

Adrasto assiso ai piedi d’Armida (c.1740-1746)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) Adrasto assiso ai piedi d’Armida (Adrastus seated at the feet of Armida) c.1740–1746 Oil on canvas, 160.4 × 53.5 cm National Gallery, London This is one of four paintings that once decorated a room in the Palazzo Cornaro on…

Portrait d’un homme en costume (1768-1770)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Portrait d’un homme en costume (Portrait of a Man in Costume) 1768–1770 Oil on canvas, 80.3 × 64.7 cm Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Jean-Honoré Fragonard is perhaps best known for his light-hearted, amorous subjects, which seem to embody…

Après la corrida (1873)

Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926) Après la corrida (After the Bullfight) 1873 Oil on canvas, 82.5 × 64 cm Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Mary Cassatt chose a quintessentially Spanish subject, executing this composition of a bullfighter, or torero, in full regalia during an…

Autoportrait en costume (1862-1864)

Nadar (1820-1910) Autoportrait en costume (Self-Portrait in Costume) 1862–1864 Salted paper print from glass negative, 22.1 x 13.2 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York In the early 1860s, the famous portrait photographer Nadar was spotted at Parisian soirées decked out in…

Pierrot riant (1855)

Nadar (1820-1910) Pierrot riant (Pierrot Laughing) 1855 Gelatin-coated salted paper print, 27.3 x 19.8 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York We owe the contemporary image of Pierrot to the famous mime Jean-Gaspard Baptiste Duburau, who replaced the ruff and wide white…