Pierre-Auguste Cot (French, 1837–1883). The Storm, 1880. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887 (87.15.134)
House of Givenchy (French, founded 1952). Shirt, spring/summer 1993. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Anne H. Bass, 2001 (2001.562.14)
(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Ensemble)
Monsters by Kiki Karoglou | "This makes you think about beauty, especially female beauty, as being both enchanting and dangerous." | Marble capital and finial in the form of a sphinx, ca. 530 B.C. Greek, Attic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Munsey Fund, 1936, 1938 (11.185d, x)
Bronze female figure Cretan Late Minoan I 1600-1450 BCE Metropolitan Museum
Dress, Evening Norman Norell (American, Noblesville, Indiana 1900–1972 New York City) Retailer: Evelyn Byrnes Date: 1963 Culture: American Medium: silk, glass, plastic
1850-55 American, green & black silk brocade, 2-psc evening dress with black lace trim. Note the sleeves are smaller than later in the 1860's.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Portrait of a Lady. Standing before a window with a view onto the seacoast, this young woman, with her blonde hair, high forehead, fair complexion, and gesture of modesty or humility, epitomizes the Renaissance ideal of female beauty. Gold dots originally decorated the shell niche and the veil on her hair, adding a diaphanous quality. She is presented in terms not dissimilar to those of the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation—a portrait of demure virtue.