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18th century French school - entourage of Jean-Baptiste Santerre
The painter grabbed this beautiful lady in a casual attitude. The costume she wears and especially the mask she holds in her left hand show that she is going to a ball. The vocation of this portrait is neither to represent nor to impress but rather to sublimate the feminine beauty.
At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the art of portraiture was opened up to representations that were less formal and less academic. The painted personages often adopt natural poses not devoid of sensuality.
Our elegant wears a dress with soft pink sleeves and blue petticoat. Her bust is tight in a stomach piece of taffeta [...]