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Nineteen-Thirties Lunch Date by Marie Theron

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A small painting in acrylics-smaller than the image! This is part of a set of vintage paintings I made for one of my art blogs. Find more here

The vintage era was a time of great style and elegance. I thought that this neat suit and hat portrayed the spirit of the time!

The Duchess of Windsor gave a lovely description in her autobiography (The Heart has its Reasons) : “There was good company in the Washington of the early 1920’s, perhaps the most charming, exciting and cosmopolitan company in the United States” It was known as the “diplomatic set”.

Among the social events she names protracted dinners, dancing in Embassy ballrooms, teas, cocktail parties, Sunday night suppers at the houses of friends, impromptu excursions to little country restaurants, picnics in the Virginia countryside. “One lunched in a leisurely fashion”, she wrote.

In the paintings by Modigliani, his beloved Jeanne Hebuterne wears hats like these. For an interesting “artwork- within- an- artwork” approach, you can look at the fashionable Jeanne’s hats in Life Without Modi II by K.Madison Moore.

180 × 180mm (18 × 18 cm)
Acrylic on Canvas Board


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I am a qualified art lecturer, now retired and living in Cape Town. My main topic in art is the West Coast of South Africa, and I invite you to visit my blog where you will get to know me better, as well as the lovely area that I love to paint.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, RobynLee, I have many twenties hat ladies and will upload a few more!

    – Marie Theron

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    The French Impressionist touch
    so nice !!

  • Or even early 20th Century, I think! Thank you, John. Let me guess, you were also born in 44?

    – Marie Theron

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Of in het afrikaans
    Een baie goeie een
    So lekker gedoen
    Fijne aand
    Groete uit Holland

  • Baie dankie!

    – Marie Theron

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately place your fantastic image into the Purple challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Thank you, Diane!

    – Marie Theron

  • Diane, I have entered the other image you featured!!! Now what shall we choose to enter?

    – Marie Theron

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous!!!!! Congratulations on your feature….

  • Thank you, Ellanita!

    – Marie Theron

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    AUGUST 2nd, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thank you so much, Mary!

    – Marie Theron

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Marie, I love this extraordinary acrylic! Very vintage time piece! I love your mention of Modigliani (I’m a huge fan of his work)! =)XO

  • Thank you, Lisa! A lovely comment! I have sent you ( on FB) a link to a “Modigliani” artist’s blog that you will be sure to enjoy! I have also joined your lovely poetry blog-site! Clever girl!

    – Marie Theron

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Tori!

    – Marie Theron

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago


    Wonderful Work! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  • Thank you very much, ctheworld!

    – Marie Theron

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago



    See your image on the PERMANENT FEATURE PAGE
    You are invited to enter this image into our PAINTED PORTAITS CHALLENGE

  • Dear Pat, how good you are to me! Thank you, Marie!

    – Marie Theron

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