Saturday, November 3, 2012

George Barbier Inspired Painting The Other Woman by k Madison Moore

The Other Woman
Inspired by George Barbier

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas


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Does she see herself as a different woman?
Is she seeing what she wants to be, or is he seeing what he wants her to be?
How does he see her?  

George Barbier is one of my favorite Art Deco artists. He always has
a great story to tell with his paintings. However, from my impression
of his work I created this neat theme of "The Other Woman.

How do you see yourself when you look in a mirror? Do you ever
visualize yourself in a different way? Do you think you see yourself
as you really are. How do you think others see you? How about him...
how does he see you? What about our lady here...who is she looking at?

Loved doing this paintings with all of the fine little details and
the very contrasting colors in the style of  Barbier.

It is common, and commendable, to be curious about how others see you in general, or in specific situations. The more insight you have in this area, the less time you are apt to lie awake at night, wondering. And even when you may have acted differently in a specific situation, upon review, this insight generally provides the best answer for moving forward.

It is quite possible to see yourself exactly as other people see you; however, this takes courage, and the development of some insight. So, if you dare, have a peek in the mirror...

George Barbier  (1882 - 1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue "The Knights of the Bracelet"—a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. Included in this élite circle were Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Pierre Brissaud (both of whom were Barbier's first cousins), Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Charles Martin. During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du bon ton. In the mid 1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine. Barbier died in 1932 at the very pinnacle of his success.
Pierre Louys.Les Chansons de Bilitis 1922.Georges Barbier


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