SIA Inspiration: Jean-Auguste Dominique IngresPosted: September 16, 2019
It’s my turn to host SIA, and I decided to pick a classical – or, rather, Neoclassical, piece:
This is the portrait of Comtesse d’Haussonville by Neoclassical French artist Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres. I’ve always loved Ingres’s works, especially his portraits, for the exquisite way he mastered the different textures of fabrics (for example, you can clearly tell that the countess’ dress is satin, while her hair ribbon is velvet), hair, and skin. This one look simpler than some of his other portraits (“Portrait of Baronne de Rothschild” comes to mind), but it has a lot of beautiful colors – blue, red, gray, touches of yellow and brown, etc. – and details which I think would translate well into an outfit.
So, if you would like to participate in this week’s SIA, just remember to send me your outfit by next Tuesday, September 24th. Have fun!