japonisme: woman with halo

25 January 2007

woman with halo

well, galliano may have gone all out in his interpretation of japonisme, but jean paul gaultier has given us a glorious revisit of mucha.

woman with halo, this is what appears in nearly every single mucha image. of course he is not the only designer who has sainted us.

our hats have often served as halo, and in japan, the greater the halo, the more prestigious the courtesan.

and then of course there's often been umbrella as halo.

but easily the most notable is halo as halo itself.1

(gaultier, mucha, gaultier, barbier, unknown, kinichika toyohara, maud tousey fangel, unknown, yoshitoshi -- i think...., fr. theodore jurievicz)

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Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Nothing 'frames' a face better than a halo ;)

Facinating and inciteful as usual.

26 January, 2007 07:09  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

i'll try to remember that, but honestly, i think i lost my chance years ago ;^)

thanks dom

26 January, 2007 13:33  

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