Blue Ladies by Callie Walker

This gallery is based around the color blue. There are many shades of blue from the lightest blue in a kosode to a deep royal blue of a young girl's dress. All of the pieces in this gallery also has a focus on the female sex. Everything in this gallery is either a woman or something that a woman would wear.

Maria Theresa in a Blue Gown, Martin van Meytens (?), c. 1750, From the collection of: Schönbrunn Palace
This piece depicts Maria Theresa, the mother of Marie Antoinette. She is wearing a blue dress, posing with a crown and scepter, touched with one hand and then a royal robe/cloak held with her other.
Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez, 1659, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Holy Roman Empress Margarita Teresa as an infant in what appears to be a deep blue, velvet dress. The piece is a portrait of the young girl.
Kosode with flower bundle motifs on light blue figured gauze ground, Unknown, Edo period (latter half of 18th to 19th century), From the collection of: Suntory Museum of Art
This light blue kosode (Japanese robe) is beautifully embroidered with flowers of many colors. There is a lighter blue print throughout the the whole fabric of the robe.
So Blue So White: Fashion Centuries in the Making, Guo Pei, 2015-03-04/2015-03-22, From the collection of: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This dress seems to be based off of the white and blue porcelain from the 14th century China. The patterning and vivid blue color against the snow white makes it seem like the porcelain.
Madame Cézanne in Blue, Paul Cézanne, 1888 - 1890, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This woman is the wife of Paul Cézanne, who painted her and called it Madame Cézanne, although she did not take his last name. She is wearing a lighter blue dress or shirt. The background is also blue shades.
Portrait of a Lady in Blue holding a Flower, Lely, Sir Peter, c.1660, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
This woman is sat like she is getting a portrait taken. She is wearing a light blue dress with silvery white accents. The blue dress stands out quite well against the dark background.
Portrait of a Girl Dressed in Blue, Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, 1641, From the collection of: Rijksmuseum
The young girl is wearing a light bluish teal dress. It is complementary to the yellow tint of the background and the hair of the girl. The girl’s belly seems to be swollen as well.
Portrait of a Lady with a Blue Drape, Lely, Sir Peter, c.1660, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
This woman is in a gold dress with a gold/brown background. She has a blue drape wrapped around the side facing the painter. The blue seems more vivid against the rest of the colors.
So Blue So White: Fashion Centuries in the Making, Storytailors, 2015-03-04/2015-03-22, From the collection of: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This white and blue dress also seems to be based off of 14th century Chinese porcelain. This dress also seems to have a umbrella like hood that is attached to the dress.
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Blue Ribbon, Louise Abbéma, ca. 1895, From the collection of: National Museum of Women in the Arts
The young girl is in a blue dress with a creme vest and blue ribbon. The portrait seems to have a cool tone so nothing seems to stand out.
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