The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 20, 2014


One hundred year-old fashion plates go on display at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Robe de petite fille en crêpe de chine bleu fleuri, Marie Madeleine Franc-Nohain, from Journal des Dames et des Modes, engraving and pochoir, 1 February 1914, Paris, France ©Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library.
DUBLIN.- A hundred years after the publication of the fashion magazine Journal des Dames et des Modes, (1912-1914), over one hundred of the Journal’s exquisite illustrations known as Costumes Parisiens, go on display at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle.

The exhibition presents a vivid snapshot of culture and fashion in early 20th-century France. It also provides an exceptional opportunity for historians, artists and fashion designers to explore a glamorous period in fashion history and design, just before the outbreak of World War 1.

From the late 18th century, fashion magazines illustrated the latest styles with engravings known as fashion plates. With the introduction of photography, many of these journals no longer produced original prints. However, the early 20th century saw a revival of high quality fashion prints in magazines like the Journal des Dames et des Modes and it included prints designed by some of the most renowned fashion illustrators of the time, including George Barbier. Barbier was highly influential in the world of design and fashion illustration. The Journal was designed to appeal to the elite of Paris and to reflect the cultural life of the city at the time. It was produced to a very high standard from the quality of the paper to the breath-taking beauty of the prints. The Journal sought to equate fashion with the world of art and culture and its fashion plates became miniature masterpieces.

Published by Italian writer Tom Antongini, the magazine lasted only two years from 1912 to 1914. The seventy-nine issues published chronicled developments in fashion and lifestyle. The most distinctive feature of the magazine was its illustrations. Artists were given free rein to create illustrations inspired by contemporary styles, producing prints with a combination of copperplate engraving and pochoir (a stencil technique), a medium particularly suited to the simple lines and vibrant colours of the current fashions. For a brief moment, before the outbreak of World War 1, the Journal was one of the arbiters of Parisian culture.

It is likely that Chester Beatty’s fashion-conscious wife, Edith Dunn, prompted him to acquire the fashion magazines containing the prized fashion plates. New York society acclaimed Edith as one of the most beautiful women in America. In 1912, Chester Beatty purchased and renovated Baroda House, Kensington Palace Gardens, in preparation for the family’s move to London. Chester and Edith shared a love of art and literature and she encouraged his collecting practices. A great connoisseur in her own right; she acquired one of the finest collections of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, in Europe.

The exhibition runs until 30 March 2014 before travelling to the Ulster Museum, Belfast, where it will open in June 2014.



Today's News

October 11, 2013

"The Renaissance and Dreams: Bosch, Veronese, El Greco..." opens in Paris

Christie's to offer an icon of twentieth century painting: Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud

Integrity and expert analysis underscores Morphy's Nov. 9 Prehistoric American Artifacts auction

Major Goya painting acquired by Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum

The UK's first major exhibition devoted to the portrait in Vienna opens at the National Gallery

Monumental Willem de Kooning painting "Untitled V" to be offered by Sotheby's

Clear Channel International's Kerstin Mogull appointed Managing Director at Tate

Making It in America: RISD Museum presents over one hundred works from its collection

Qatar Museums Authority unveils British artist Damien Hirst's 'Miraculous Journey'

Roxana Marcoci promoted to Senior Curator in MoMA's Department of Photography

A massive Ming gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha sells for US$30.3 million

Art Fund's free Frieze Sculpture Guide app highlights striking selection of works

Children of the Sky: Exhibition of works by Calder & Melotti opens at Ronchini Gallery

Ancient St. Lawrence Island artifacts on the auction block at Bonhams San Francisco

The Infinite City: Paolo Ventura's debut solo show in the UK opens at Atlas Gallery

The San Diego Museum of Art names Dieter Fenkart-Froeschl Chief Operating Officer

Great Gatsby first edition with rare, original dust jacket could bring $60,000+ at Heritage Auctions

Contemporary sculpture from Calder, Asawa, Houseago and more at Bonhams New York

Exhibition "Dressed Up" opens At Kansas City's Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

One hundred year-old fashion plates go on display at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site