In those days, when a private photo shoot the ladies of the court could only dream of, the object of desire of every self-respecting aristocrat was beautifully written portrait. It is advantageous to emphasize the dignity and skillfully hide the flaws, passing all the charm of ladies, there were forces far not every painter. One of those is skillfully managed, was Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Franz Xaver Winterhalter) is a talented artist whose paintings and to this day admire the unique magic and beauty.
1. Barbara Dmitrievna Rimsky-Korsakov, 1864.
Surely almost everyone though time in life saw reproductions or the originals of the lovely portraits of ladies of noble blood the XIX century, located in the Hermitage and other famous museums and galleries of Europe. They all share one thing: lack of flaws. It is this manner of execution made the most popular Winterhalter, court portraitist.
2. Princess Victoria, 1867.
After 1835, Winterhalter painted a portrait of Grand Duke Leopold of Baden, he was appointed his court painter. With this portrait, he began his international career. Royal and aristocratic families of England, France, Belgium, Russia tried to order their portraits from him only.
3. Empress Maria Alexandrovna, 1857.
Despite the huge popularity and demand, this artist was never accepted into the elite of the famous painters of his time. Colleagues believed the work of Winterhalter too sugary and deliberately embellish the real person and the proportions ordered it.
4. Countess Varvara Alekseyevna Musina-Pushkina, 1857.
Honing their skills from year to year, Winterhalter could is to render the image of the clientele, smoothing over flaws, while maintaining an incredible similarity to the original. He did not leave without attention and the ladies toilets. The luxury of velvet, satin, precious stones — all this is transferred to the canvas.
5. Catherine Branitskaya, the Countess Potocka, 1854.
Franz Xaver Winterhalter will always be the great master of the ceremonial portrait. To date, the skill of the artist is already in anybody does not cause doubts, and his ability to place the correct emphasis on the advantages of appearance and capture on canvas the awesome beauty can only be admired.
6. Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Austria and Hungary, 1864.
7. Carmen Aguado, Duchesse de Montmorency, 1860.
8. Alexandra, Princess of Wales, 1864.
9. Adelina Patti, 1863.
10. The Countess Olga Shuvalova, 1858.