Sunday, December 16, 2012

Art School


Ivan Makarov A Portrait of Grand Princess Maria Aleksandrovna 19th Century

Ivan Makarov was a Russian portraitist, and here shows the future Tsaritsa Maria Aleksandrovna, the wife of Tsar Aleksandr Nikolaevich (ruled 1853-81), prior to his accession to the throne. I can find little else information about this painting, but I don't think I need to know much to appreciate the intricacy of this beautiful work. All I can think about is where I could possibly find gold polka dot netting to make into knickers, and how much I want to do something with pearls. 

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