just before the Belle Époque was swept away by the first World War, Jacques-Émile Blanche painted some of the most evocative portraits of the era. The Foundation Pierre Berge Yves Saint Laurent offers them up in their upcoming exhibition. Jacques Grange has created the setting for 70 paintings-as they might have been admired at the end of the century.
Blanche's portraits are some of my favorites-but I love the art of portraiture-his just happen to capture another favorite-the Belle Époque era.
‘‘My articles, my studies, my books are, like my painted work,only the paragraphs or pages of a little history of my time.’’ Blanche
Mme Errazuriz by Jacques Emile Blanche1890
Curator Jérôme Neutres
Decorator Jacques Grange
Set designer agence NC, Nathalie Crinière
little augury posts about the Era here
& the artist here