Impressionism and Fashion
at the Musée d’Orsay from 25 September to 20 January,
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) from 19 February to 27 May 2013
at the Art Institute of Chicago from 30 June to 22 September 2013
"In their desire to capture the atmosphere of contemporary life at a moment of great urban change, the Impressionists often chose to represent the human figure in an everyday setting and engaged in daily activities. Although the Impressionists were not interested in the scrupulous representation of physiognomy, costume and dress, they nevertheless recorded the fashions and attitutes of their time. Passionate about modernity, they rejected the conventional, artificial genre scene, abandoned the pose in favour of a spontaneous view and explored the effects of light playing on flesh and textiles in order to achieve a visual expression of what Baudelaire called "the daily metamorphosis of exterior things". The expressiveness of gestures, postures, unstudied poses, simple, elegant, city clothes appropriate for the time of the day, all played and unparelleled part in recreating the spirit of the times."
And why guilty? Because do we really need to be told once more to look at what she's wearing?
photos miaterralatina , garagemag , google images