Sunday, January 30, 2011

Yay or Nay? Madame Regnault De Saint-Jean D'Angely

Well Guy Johnson, you broke our streak and ended up with a Nay.  The combination of English and native American clothes was not fashion-forward and, like Robespierre, your day job did not help.  Time for a change of scenery.


Francois Gerad paints Comtesse Regnault de Saint-Jean d'Angely (1798) in her simplistic green empire gown.  Yay or Nay?

[The Louvre]

31 comments:

  1. I love it. That sheer fabric is delightful, and a even little bit naughty. It's a lovely, sophisticated shade of green, too. Love the look on her face. Minx. This gets a big old YAY outta me.

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  2. I shall say YAY. The coloring is perfect and I love the translucent aspect of the sleeve puffs.

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  3. I would love it without the blue belt. Nay.

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  4. The blue belt sort of ruins it for me. Nay.

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  5. That green colour is amazing! I really love the colour of the dress, and that bracelet is just beautiful! Yay Yay Yay!!

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  6. Love the sheer fabric, and the color. Not sure what is up with the belt/lasso, but still a yay!

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  7. Oh, that's so pretty! I love unusual examples of Regency dress.
    Yea!
    -julia<3

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  8. Yay. Beautiful subject beautifully captured.

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  9. YAY!!! I love it. The blue belt doesn't bother me at all.

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  10. Very Pretty...but a gold or even a light green belt would have looked better. YAH!

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  11. What an interesting and different portrait--it almost has a contempory feel to it. Perhaps it's the simplicty of the lines, in her dress and the background. Not a frill or froth in sight. And she's not seated ramrod straight looking corsetted to the eyeballs. (Don't get me wrong, I love all those ladies---and gents too;-) I give it a yay for all these reasons.

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  12. Sheer is very fashionable at the moment. Yay for being 200 years head of her time!

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  13. Simple, lovely, a huge yay from me.

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  14. I don't usually like yellowy-greens, but this works. Yay! She reminds me of some of the portraits from the aesthetic movement of 100 years later, except she looks better than they do!

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  15. I love the color, especially against her skin, and I love the expression on her face.

    Yay.

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  16. Yay! I love the empire gowns. I like the simplicity. The color of green she is wearing compliments her skin tone and hair color too.

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  17. Yay! What a lovely look...sweet and yet a bit risque.

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  18. And now it's MY turn to break a streak. this time i have to say YAY! I absolutely ADORE this gown!
    It is a stunning colour and...just yay :D

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  19. Yay! I love the classical simplicity of Empire gowns. Lovely colour.

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  20. Yay!
    Quiet, understated, elegant.

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  21. definite yay! I'm a sucker for the color green

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  22. I know I am coming in late to this but I saw the painting and just had to give a big YAY! Very pretty and understated. Wonder how the belt would have looked when she was standing up?

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