Today I want to share this beautiful portrait, painted by Jacques-Louis David, a famous French artist of the neoclassical style. The portrait is of Madamme Emile Sereziat, who was his sister in law and he painted it 1795.
I got this copy as a postcard of course; the original is at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
According to Wikipedia, on a fashion note, it shows the beginning of neo-classical trends in women's attire.
Alphonse Maria Mucha is one of my favorite illustration artists; he was born in the town of Ivančice, Moravia (the present Czech Republic). He was a Czech painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style.
Today I post his French vintage perfume ad made circa 1900. The advertisement is for "Bleuze-Hadancourt Parfumeur," in Paris.
I used one of his beautiful illustrations to decorate a round jewelry box I posted sometime ago. You can see the project HERE.
Have a great week,