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Fashionable Portraits

Presented by Rollins Museum of Art at Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park FL

Aug 15 2015
Jan 03 2016
Fashionable Portraits

Like fashion, portraiture is subject to shifting tastes and trends. Portrait formats and the way sitters are represented change as men’s and women’s clothes go in and out of style, although a certain cache has remained cogent, including an emphasis on the sitter’s identity. An individual’s concept of his/her identity is defined and dictated by social norms and expectations that are equally subject to a kind of fad of the time. Through a selection of European portraits from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, both from the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and outside loans, this exhibition illuminates shifting trends in the portraiture genre, as well as offering a look at certain transformations in men’s and women’s fashions. The show includes a Portrait of Charles IX of France after François Clouet, La Comtesse de Beaufort by Louis Michel van Loo, and Portrait of Harriet Gordon by Thomas Lawrence, to name a few. Portrait paintings will be also accompanied by some comparable period garments and wigs.


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