Nineteen-Thirties Lunch Date

Marie Theron

Melkbosstrand, South Africa

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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

COPYRIGHT MARIE THERON 2010

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