Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), John Singer Sargent, 1884 (unfree frame crop).jpg

John Singer Sargent, Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883 – painting, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Giovanni Boldini, Self-portrait

Giovanni Boldini December 1842 – 11 July was an Italian genre and portrait painter. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting.

ROBERT DE MONTESQUIOU (1855-1921) French poet, aesthete, and art collector

My history crush is Robert de Montesquiou, a french poet and aesthete from the XIXth centuy His poetry wasn’t that good, called “untranslatable” (he was even mocked by some of his contemporaries), but the man himself is awesome.

Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis

Books every art school student should read on the beach for summer

May 4th 1897, saw a horrifying fire at the Bazar de la Charité (Charity Bazaar), killing 126 people. The Cinematograph was blamed for the fire.

May saw a horrifying fire at the Bazar de la Charité (Charity Bazaar), killing 126 people. The Cinematograph was blamed for the fire.

madame marthe de florian apartment

1942 ‘Time Capsule’ Apartment Discovered In Paris, before world war ll, Madame de Florian - a socialite and actress, Paris apartment, untouched

The Painted Girls: A Novel: Cathy Marie Buchanan: 9781594486241: Amazon.com: Books

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Buchanan's second novel is set in belle époque Paris and was inspired by the real-life model, Marie van Goethem, for Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.

Courtisane de second ordre, femme galante entretenue, prostituée de luxe (appartement au «demi-monde»)

Courtisane de second ordre, femme galante entretenue, prostituée de luxe (appartement au «demi-monde»)

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