Pardon Madame, mais savez vous qu’il y a une cage d’oiseaux sur votre tete?” by WickedlyLovely
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Pardon Madame, c’est que une cage à oiseaux? Or in English, Pardon Madame, do you know there is a bird cage on your head ?

Free hand digital painting, overlaid with textures to mimic that of an aged antiqued mirror.

Inspired by the 18th Century French court of Louis and Marie Antoinette in Versailles .

In the mid- to late-1770s, huge hair became all the rage. The height of these styles was generally about 1 to 1 1/2 times the length of the face, and was styled in what was considered a pyramid shape (it also looks very much like a hot air balloon. This high hairstyle, called the pouf, was created using toques (or “cushions”) which were made of fabric or cork and shaped like a heart or spear. It was attached to the top of the head, and then natural and false hair was curled, waved, or frizzed and piled over and around the cushion. Such elaborate hairstyles could be worn for days or weeks at a time.

The pouf was often styled into allegories of current events, such as à l’inoculation(vaccine), ballon (Montgolfier balloon experiments); or concepts, such as à la Zodiaque, à la frivolité, des migraines, etc. Ornaments included lots of ribbons, pearls, jewels, flowers, feathers, as well as ships, birdcages, and other items that evoked the theme.

Comments

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    October 8,2012

  • I am deeply honoured, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much Ann :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairabout 2 years ago

    Amazing! I love this!!

  • Thank you so much Maisie :) xx

    – WickedlyLovely

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 2 years ago

    a beautiful and deep image

  • Thank you so much Loui :) xx

    – WickedlyLovely

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 2 years ago

    So wonderful……both image and fascinating narrative. Great work……i really love that bird cage :-)

  • Thank you so much Lisa. You can just imagine how much neck and back ache they must have suffered with! :) xx

    – WickedlyLovely

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusabout 2 years ago


    GREAT WORK!
    Your Hosts, SG & Deborah

  • I am deeply honoured, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much Deborah :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    Your welcome :)

  • VampireLily
    VampireLilyabout 2 years ago

    i really………really………..really…….LOVE this~

  • Thank you so much, I am so pleased that you like this, :) xx

    – WickedlyLovely

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    10-08-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • I am deeply honoured, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much Kira :

    – WickedlyLovely

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 2 years ago

    oh wow!! love this!!

  • Thank you!! :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseabout 2 years ago

    Simply wonderful work!

  • Thank you so much :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

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