Friday, September 12, 2014

Worth a Thousand Words: Elisabeth of Bavaria

Elisabeth of Bavaria, Empress of Austria (1865).
Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873).
Look at that dress! I know she was a great beauty of the time but that dress is the star of this painting to me.

Via Books and Art where there is a bit more info about the painting.

5 comments:

  1. Sad story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Elisabeth_of_Austria

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    1. My word, it really is tragic. Poor thing!

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  2. Okay, dude, sure, but, like, where are her tats and her piercings? Why is she wearing a made-in-China picture tee? Where is her little plastic MePhone? Where is her 16-ounce McMe cup? This picture is reactional drivel and is insensitive. You should be sensitively banned from the Orwellian telescreen for displaying it.

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  3. You might enjoy watching the 60's movie with Romy Schneider. It's highly idealized and leaves out most of the tragedy, as I recall. I became fascinated with Elizabeth (Sisi) on a trip to Vienna last summer.

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    1. I hadn't heard of that. Thanks for the heads up!

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