02.13Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: 02.13

February 26, 2013

The Progress of Love: The Love Letters


This post focuses on the fourth piece to complete Fragonard's The Progress of Love (this title for the series is more recently given).  The panel is now call The Love Letters.  If you have not already, check out the other posts in this series, linked at the bottom of this post. 


February 14, 2013

Historical Influences! Fashion Week 2013


There are some surprising ensembles coming out of fashion week, and I thought I would share some of those from Oscar de la Renta's collection! Check out the designs that reminds us of 18th century (and earlier!) decorative arts and tapestry!


February 01, 2013

Can't have a Revolution if the Music Isn't Right


Antonie Vestier, Portrait de
François-Joseph Gossec, 1791
Francois Joseph Gossec was a talented musician and his own worst critic.  He was born in 1734 and would develop a true talent and passion for symphonies.  Unfortunately for the young Gossec, France was not in the market for symphonies.  In fact, quite opposite, there was a general disdain for a symphony, and lyrics were in.  Le Opera was all the rage.