Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lovely Paintings by John White Alexander







Beautifully styled symbolist paintings of ladies by John White Alexander. A few have mildly risque shoulder exposure; most emphasize almost abstract concepts of beauty rather than individual personality. The overall impression is of the loveliness of the American woman of the late Victorian age.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Lovely Ladies of Days Gone By





Different concepts of beauty reign during different times. Which is lovelier, today's beauty standards, like Angelina Jolie of dramatic lipline, Keira Knightly of the stick-thin arms, or the Lovely Ladies of Days Gone By?