Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fashion! - Jean-Etienne Liotard 1702-1789 paints Turquerie



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Portrait présumé de Laura Tarsi en habit à la turque


Jean-Étienne Liotard was born & died in Geneva, but worked most of his life in other places. He studied in Paris under François Lemoyne, who recommended him to the French ambassador to Naples. Having spent 4 years in Constantinople (1738-42), he dressed like a Turk in robes often wearing a red cap, a very non-European approach to fashion. Orientalism became a fad of the times & infused his life & work.  When he had accompanied Lord Duncannon to Constantinople, he permanently adopted Turkish costume & grew a beard. In 1742, he went to Vienna, where he drew this self-portrait. He was 42 years old.  



J.E. Liotard de Geneve surnommé le Peintre Turc peint par lui meme à Vienne 1744



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Turkish Portrait de Monsieur Levett et Mademoiselle Glavani Assis Sur un Divan en Costume Turc



Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss painter, 1702–1789) Turkish Women with Tambourine



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) Marie-Adelaide de France in Turkish Costume



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Madame James Fremeaux (1720-1801) 1738



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Turkish Lady with Servant 1753



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) Young Woman, Lady Coventry, in Turkish Clothes 1740-50



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789)  Portrait of a Young Woman



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) Lady Ponsoby 1742



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) Marie Charlotte Boissier,1750



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) French lady in Constantionople



 Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) Lady Anne Somerset Countess Northampton



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702 - 1789) Portrait of his wife in Turkish dress



Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss artist, 1702-1789) Self-Portrait 1773


Liotard went to Holland in 1756, where, in the following year, he married Marie Fargues. She came from a Huguenot family & wanted him to shave off his beard. Though Liotard eventually shaved his beard as a present to his much younger wife, after her death he grew it back.




Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Marie Liotard-Fargues (1728-1782) and Jean-Etienne (1758-1822) The painter's wife and son 1761-2


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