An astounding alteration in American morals took place just prior to the start of what was then termed, ” The Great War”. Almost overnight, an entire nation shrugged off the confines of yesteryear with it’s measured and mannerly waltz in favor of something hotter bolder and outrageously uninhibited. 325 more words
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Mademoiselle Colette and her scandalously scantily-clad Sandowesque quartette, propel her stage-ward, upon a dais nude ‘neath her peacock feathers and pearls. Amusingly aware of the elegant excesses of the Edwardian Era, upon the stage Colette maximized her erotically charged imagination to absolute eyebrow-raising perfection. 181 more words
This painting, currently on display at Josef Glimer Gallery, is originally from the collection of Louis Legrand’s loyal friend and publisher Gustave Pellet.
An important predecessor of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Legrand has largely fallen into public obscurity. 353 more words