Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Women in veils 1880s-1930s

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Madame Darras as a Horsewoman

Women have been wearing veils since at least the 13th century B.C. in Assyria. Classical Greek & Hellenistic statues sometimes depict Greek women with both their head & face covered by a veil.  Statues of Persian elite women from Persepolis show examples of some women wearing veils & some without.  Here are a few from the 19th & early 20th century, which I find fascinating.

 Emily Eastman (Loudon New Hampshire 1804-c 1841) Woman in Veil c 1825

Louis Anquetin (French artist, 1861–1932) Woman on the Champs-Elysees by Night 1890

Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish artist, 1860-1920) In mourning, 1880

Louis Anquetin (French artist, 1861–1932) Two Woman 1892

Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857-1931) Self Portrait

Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian artist, 1861-1927) Mme Mazet 1896

Mary Cassatt (American-born artist, 1844-1926) Woman Arranging Her Veil 1886

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919), Jeune femme à la voilette

Louis Anquetin (French artist, 1861–1932) Woman with a Veil 1890

Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) The Blue Veil 1899

Joseph DeCamp (American artist, 1858-1923) Pink Feather Brown Veil 1908

Gustav Klimt (Austrian Symbolist painter, 1862-1918) Girl With Blue Veil, 1902

Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Summer Breeze 1904

Gustave Van de Woestijne (Belgian artist, 1881-1947) Les deux printemps

Pierre Bonnard (French painter, 1867-1947) Woman in a Veil c 1917

Henri Matisse (French artist, 1919-1942)  The Spaniard 1928

Rudolf Wacker (Austrian painter, 1893 -1939) Ilse Wacker with Mask, 1925

Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet Hastings (British artist 1901-1990) Untitled, 1934

 Thomas William Roberts (English-born Australian artist, 1856-1931) Portrait of Florence, 1898

Jean-Louis Forain (French artist, 1852-1931) Head of a Woman with a Veil

Henri Matisse (French artist, 1919-1942) Woman with a Veil

Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857–1931) Dream Book

Tamara de Lempicka (Polish Art Deco artist, Russia 1898–1980 Mexico) (Tamara Rosalia Gurwik-Gorska) La Couronne de Fleurs II, 1932