Welcome to the world of 18th Century lingerie! Today we’ll see a painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a French artist who lived during the 18th Century. He was one of the most important artists of the Rococo period, and in his paintings was able to capture the essence of the fashion and life of his time. Today we’ll see his most famous painting, “L’Escarpolette” (“The Swing”), but I encourage you to take a look at his other paintings!
New section on the blog! Lingerie and Art, because I’m an Art Historian, after all! 😉
Here I’ll be posting artworks which showcase lingerie or loungewear garments, so in following posts we’ll see paintings by Tolousse Lautrec, Egon Schiele or François Boucher. But today we’ll start with the photographer Ernest James Bellocq (1873-1949). Why him? Because he‘s a less known artist and, as you will see, he was quite peculiar. (Also, I don’t like doing things in a chronological order. Or in any order at all xD).