Friday, February 25, 2011

The Painter Jens Juel: Warm Portraits, Useful Gauzy 18th Century Costume Details

If relaxed family portraits interest you, have a look at the pictures made by the Danish Jens Juel. The sitters generally seem at ease.

An added bonus? His treatment of fabric is such that when the sitters are wearing gauzy, transparent fabrics, he has painted and drawn them very clearly, and you can even see some seamlines. Such a help to a costumer thinking of using some of especially transparent silk gauzes now out there.

Thank you to the 18th Century Blog: Fashion and Culture from the 1700s for posting a selection of his works this January.

Photo: Danish Princess Louise Augusta, 1790s.

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