Gucci создали в Instagram новую страничку @guccibeauty. В нём сам Алессандро Микеле будет размещать все, что становится вдохновением для создания новых коллекций бренда. Так, это будут снимки из сферы истории искусства, культуры, географии – от древнеегипетских портретов и японских гравюр до причесок афроамериканских художников нашего времени. Интересно, что бренд обещает анонсировать на этой страничке запуски новинок, публиковать рекламные кампании и коллаборации.
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Title: Portrait of a Young Woman, 1485 Author: Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) Museum: Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt-am-Main ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simonetta Vespucci was nicknamed “la bella Simonetta.” She was known as the most beautiful woman of her age upon her entrance into the Florentine court around 1470. She came from Genoa; “like Venus, she was born among the waves,” one poet wrote. But the great beauty died when she was 22. The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli, a star of the early Renaissance, may have used Simonetta as inspiration for some of his famous paintings, including this idealized 1485 portrait in the collection of Staedelsches Kunstinstitut. Simonetta’s flowing red hair is her signature, leading to the possibility that she is also the model for Botticelli’s “Primavera,” among others. #GucciBeauty — @kchayka Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany / Bridgeman Images
Title: Portraits of two women, 1950 Author: Lois Mailou Jones Private Collection ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly every moment of #LoisMailouJones’s life was captured and shared through her paintings. Her style traversed the aesthetic landscape, first mimicking the work of the post-Impressionists and then drawing from the rich colors and symbols of Africa and Haiti, where she often traveled. In her portraits, Jones was known for her ability to capture the rich complexities of black skin tones, rendering her subjects (often her friends or students from Howard University, where she taught) as near three-dimensional figures. Styled in feminine blouses with red lips and curled hair, Jones manages to capture each woman’s beauty in this 1950 painting’s tight headshots. Jones suggests a familiarity and bond between the two only found through family or friendship. #GucciBeauty — @britticisms Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust Публикация от Gucci Beauty (@guccibeauty)Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram
Title: Woman Shaving her Nape, 1897 Author: Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu, Akiyama Buemon Museum: LACMA, Los Angeles ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 19th-century Japanese artist Yoshu Chikanobu made multiple series of traditional woodblock prints focusing on beautiful women, the genre of bijinga, with names like “True Beauties”. The portraits represent the male gaze, but this image of a woman rearranging her hair in a casual, self-aware pose demonstrates an awareness of the labor involved in maintaining beauty, particularly in a culture where women are often expected to be passive. The outlines and soft colors of such woodblock prints also influenced the Impressionists, like the American Mary Cassatt. This image is in the collection of @LACMA, one of the #GucciPlaces. #GucciBeauty — @kchayka Image courtesy of LACMA
Title: Untitled (Eva), 2018 Author: Simone Kennedy Doig Location: Baert Gallery, Los Angeles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Born in London in 1994, #SimoneKennedyDoig spends her time between her birthplace and Trinidad, where she moved to in 2002 and spent much of her childhood. Her works deal with intersectional identity, which for Kennedy Doig is informed by her experiences in Port of Spain and London. This is an oil painting that portrays two young women, friends in front of a mirror, staring at their own reflections. One figure, applies makeup, heightening her own sense of beauty while the other female casts a glance upon her. The expression captured in the onlookers gaze contributes to an atmosphere tinged with perhaps a small dose of envy. The image offers a psychological exploration of femininity from a female’s perspective, standing in contrast to the male gaze and the usual depictions of women throughout art history. #GucciBeauty — @sirsargent Courtesy of the artist and Baert Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua White. Публикация от Gucci Beauty (@guccibeauty)Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram
Title: Portrait of a Woman, 1890 Author: Louis Anquetin Museum: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tournai⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The French painter Louis Anquetin was one of many Post-Impressionist artists influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e prints. For Anquetin, this manifested in his use of bold, dark outlines filled with areas of flat, bright color; an aesthetic that can also be seen in the work of contemporaries like Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. His work is held in museum collections all over the world, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tournai, Belgium, where this intimate portrait from 1890 is kept. Executed more casually in pastel, here Anquetin’s line work is light and nimble. It’s easy to imagine the artist’s hand flitting quickly across the page, working to capture a fleeting moment and the coyness of his sitter’s gaze. #GucciBeauty — @tatianaberg Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tournai, Belgium / Bridgeman Images