Sunday, December 6, 2009

Yay or Nay: Johann Joachim Winckelmann

The results are in and no one seemed amused by Pauline Bonaparte's daring exposée. She was met with a big Nay due to her mixing up of different century fashions and the age-old faux pas of: "no one wants to see that!" Perhaps we should look at some casual-wear, hmm? Let's check out some comfy lounge clothes, perfect for that cold weather that is upon us.


Anton Mengs paints art historian, Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1768) in a luxurious state of undress. Is he sacrificing fashion for comfort or combining the two elements successfully. Yay or Nay?

23 comments:

  1. Nay. I don't like the colours and besides, he looks dirty to me.

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  2. I think I'd like to borrow that robe. It's so cold in my dorm room! YAY!

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  3. I agree with Tulip. He looks like the flu personified. Besides, as much as I love a lux interlining like English bump in anything silky, this ensemble looks like it was lined with pillow innards. "Puffy coat, I am your father...."

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  4. Nay. The robe isn't too bad, though it does look like he wrapped a feather duvet around himself, but the head thingee is just horrible.

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  5. He looks, as others have said, ill rather than comfy. Plus that turbanesque thing clashes dreadfully - so 'nay'.

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  6. I am always partial to a man in a dressing gown, but that hat/turban must go. Yay.

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  7. sorry but Nay...he looks as if he's swiped his mums dressing-gown and turban, probably her slippers too i wouldn't wonder!

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  8. Although I love a man in pink, I have to say Nay due to the puffy-factor.

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  9. Nay! his clothing reminds me of alibaba and the 40 thieves meets Cruella De Vil LOL!

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  10. Nay. The whole turban thing never appealed to me, and he looks like he has caught a cold. It's sad that he had to be painted en negligèe, for he seems handsome enough.

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  11. Yay! He looks like a pimp!

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  12. Yay here. Looks elegant,warm and designed for two. The turban is slipping slightly, but is much better than a comb-over or a wig.

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  13. Nay. The robe makes him look like a pimp and the turban is just bizzare.

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  14. Rather than looking comfortable he looks posed and ill at ease. He is swimming in his clothing, including that turban. The colors are nice, but it's a big Nay from me.

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  15. If he got rid of the head wrap, it would be okay. So Nay for me.

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  16. Nay! Eww, the whole ensemble looks disgusting.

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  17. The painter has done well in the expression of the eyes and face, but nay on the gown and turban.

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  18. He looks cold, so I would probably throw that thing on too. Yay!

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  19. Oh, Nay. I'd love to borrow the gorgeous robe, but what is that on his head? I don't think he's dirty or ill, just unkempt. Perhaps, given his profession, he offered sparkling conversation and artistic insights to make up for that turban? He IS smiling.

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  20. YAY YAY YAY

    Fur fur fur... and silk.. It is the perfect «edle Einfalt und stille Größe»...

    Plus he is OUR FATHER! Bless him!

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  21. Aha, so Mengs knew what Winckelmann looked like en deshabille, eh? Hmmmmm. Methinks he's overdressed, but maybe it was cold.

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