Art Friday: The blue sash

Elizabeth Smyth Guinness (1850-19340) – The Dolls’ Tea Part
Art Friday: The blue sash

I take no credit in this idea, I found a folder on Pinterest full of girls and ladies wearing blue sashes and thought it was a great idea for today! I never knew there was so many paintings of blue sashes, I can only assume they were a very popular addition to an outfit. Its interesting it is blue as today lots of younger girls would choose pink rather than blue. But I had read that pink was once a popular colour for boys, perhaps this is why the girls are wearing blue.

William Logsdail (1859-1944) — Patricia Theophila Anley, 1912
John Everett Millais - Sisters
Mary Phoebe Spencer Nelson Taylor and Daughters (1776–1847) by John Russell

A Quiet Moment - Fernand Toussaint
Girl In White Dress With Blue Sash And Roses by György Vastagh
Girl In White Dress With Blue Sash And Roses by György Vastagh
Girl in a Blue Sash. Wilhelm Amberg (German, 1822-1899)
"Girl with a Hoop" by Renoir
Fernand Toussaint (Belgian artist, 1873-1955) Woman and Parasol
William Savage Cooper ~ An Elegant Lady in a Garden
Portrait of a Lady ~ Achille Beltrame (1871-1945)
The Dance Studio, 1878 Degas
Jacques Emile Blanche (1861-1942)

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Comments

  1. Wow! That is a lot of blue sashes =)
    love,
    Bets

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    1. There were MANY more I could have added - I didn't know blue sashes were so popular !!!

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  2. OH OH I love this post!!! So pretty!! Thanks for sharing!! God bless

    Kelly

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  3. No words to describe how charmed I feel, thank you for sharing, my darling friend !
    Have a blessed end of the week, fillew with joy and wonder,
    with all my heart
    Dany

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed these, they are so charming and feminine :)) what a pity girls and ladies can no longer look so lovely.

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  4. An enchanted new follower here. These are just divine. Thankyou so much for sharing. Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. So glad you enjoyed them - they are so pretty and feminine.

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  5. What a neat idea. The paintings are lovely and the blue is just the right shade of hydrangeas that I love! :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. I hadn't thought of hydrangeas, but now that you say it - yes it is!!!

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  6. I love this. What a great collection of paintings! Just thinking about today...why is it that if we were to add a blue sash to our outfits we would get weird stares or it would "seem" to dressy? Accessories tend to be more toward the utilitarian or manly side to be socially acceptable. I wish we could bring dress like this back! Love your blog!

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    1. I wore a dark blue sash one day and I got lots of comments, some liking it and others wondering why I did it!! I think it looks really nice, perhaps better than a belt in some instances. Thanks so much Sarah for dropping by.

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  7. How charming! I like the one of the sisters the best. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. Ooooo ... these are gorgeous. I don't know if I could choose a favourite. I love blue and white, and these old paintings fed my hunger for beauty.

    Thank you!
    Brenda

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    1. Aren't they just so feminine!! I too love blue and white, in particular blue and white china :)

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  9. Lovely art pieces. I have read that blue is considered a calm color and was considered a girl color in the past, whereas pink was considered more energetic and thus suitable for a boy. The designation of pink as a girl color happened between 1940 and 1980.

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    1. I have to agree that i find blue to be a very calm colour - especially the paler blue. Its really interesting the history of boys and girls colours.

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  10. Thanks for linking up at Small Victories Sunday Linkup! I love your Art Friday! You're my featured blogger this week. Beautiful pieces, The Dance Studio by Degas is one of my favorites.

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  11. This is a really fun idea, I'm glad you shared them! And yes, I've also read that the colour for girls used to be blue and for boys it was pink - I think it only changed last century!! It's an intriguing thought, to think that a colour is only associated with a gender because of popularity... I mean they could have picked green and brown and if it had always been that way we would know no different! Hmm...

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    1. It is interesting why certainly colours are selected - perhaps blue because it is associated with royalty - purple was popular because it was an expensive colour to produce and only the rich could afford it. I love this sort of history!!

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