Art Friday: Alexander Roslin




Artist: Alexander Roslin

Swedish

1718 - 1793

Something rather rich and glamourous from the 1700s. 



Amazing detail from the painting above. 






Double portrait of Roslin and his wife, 1767
*****

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  1. Definitely not art I'm drawn to, but wow! The details are incredible.

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    1. They are very staged works of art and very formal, but the detail is amazing!!

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  2. The third painting from the bottom is our king Gustav the III :-)
    He got shot during a masquerade ball at the opera house, and his last words were: Je suis blessé (i am wounded)
    He did very much for our cultural life in Sweden and was very influenced by France. So nice to see the paintings, I remember some of them from school :-)

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    1. I thought you might enjoy these :)) They are very beautiful and the artist was so clever.

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  3. Gorgeous paintings, I thought to dedicate to him a post of mine in future, he was truly superb, thank you for sharing such Beauty, darling friend!

    Have a blessed weekend
    Dany

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this painter Dany, the talent is just amazing.

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  4. Such intricate details in each picture!
    Roslin captures great facial features and emotions.

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    1. The detail is amazing, the fabric looks so lifelike - I just want to reach out and touch it!!

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  5. Imagine dragging all that fabric around every day! It surely would have cramped one's style =)
    love,
    Bets

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    1. These women didn't do any work at all, they entertained other ladies - which didn't involved anything but sitting and eating. Life wasn't that hard for the upper classes. But just imagine having to use the toilet!

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  6. Gustav the III:S young wife's wedding dress is on display at one of the museums in our royal castle in Stockholm, and the waist...it is sooooo impossibly tiny, and the whole dress looks like it is made for a 12 year old, at most. Even Gustav the III:s clothes look so small, they really were smaller at that time. I really am enjoying looking at the paintings Jo, thank you so much <3

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this - it would be great to see the dress on display - much look wonderful.

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  7. Not my favourite style of art - I don't like the way their faces look. But the detail of the fabrics and clothing is something I definitely appreciate! :)

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    1. I wouldn't have them on my wall, but the talent is pretty amazing!!

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