A blog about vintage fashion, vintage jewels and art.....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Brocade and Pearls

I could not resist this beautiful painting. This is Amalie von Schintling, one of the most beautiful aristocratic women of her time. We are precisely in 1831and this is an oil painting by J.K.Stieler found at the Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich.

A painting evoking so many different facets of the Victorian era, apart from being an exquisitely made portrait, it also treats us to some exceptional detailed brocade material (look at the intricacy and the colours here!), and delicate pearl jewellery, some fascinating lace and just observe the glossy hair-do. Imagine what the real painting must transmit. Such finesse......

1 comment:

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Good Morning Marika!

Thank you for visiting my blog and sending me a sweet email. I'm so happy you found me through June at Laughing with Angels.

You led me back here and I love reading about various topics you share with us.
(your post on plastic bottles was an eye opener)

I wish you lots of fun here and I'm looking forward to reading much more!!!!