Stripes & Disorders from fashion in 1914 – 1915

 

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Quello della striscia come motivo ornamentale o pattern per indumenti merita una riflessione approfondita. Mi limito qui, in sintesi, a farvi riflettere sul ruolo che questa geometria assume nel campo della semiologia e quindi della storia del costume. La riga, la striatura, la striscia, riveste il corpo interrompendo in modo violento un “tutto” sottoesposto generando così in chi guarda l’abito – e allora chi lo indossa – un senso di confusione, misto a eccitazione e persino ricusazione. Come il simbolo di un divieto, quello di un’allerta, o come una sbarra che impedisce un passaggio, la striscia nel suo consueto bicolore, cattura l’attenzione spezzando la regola dell’uniforme: irriverente e ribelle diviene alla moda intorno al 1914 – 1915, e non a caso. La Belle Époque con la sua sfrenatezza cancella il ruolo della donna “angelo del focolare” in virtù di una nuova figura emancipata, pronta a riprendere il proprio ruolo sociale. I venti di guerra poi, soffiano tra le strade delle città, profumando l’aria di polvere da sparo. La riga così spunta violenta dalle tele di Egon Schiele e dagli abiti di Paul Poiret, comparendo sui vestiti delle signore alla moda, simbolo del tempo nuovo e della pericolosità di quello futuro.

That of the stripe as an ornamental motif or garment pattern deserves a thorough reflection. In short, I limit myself here to reflect on the role that this geometry assumes in the field of semiology and therefore of the history of customs. The line, the streak, the strip, covers the body violently interrupting a “whole” underexposed thus generating in the viewer the dress – and then the wearer – a sense of confusion, mixed with excitement and even rejection. As the symbol of a ban, that of an alert, or like a bar that prevents a passage, the strip in its usual two-color, catches the attention breaking the rule of the uniform: irreverent and rebel becomes fashionable around 1914 – 1915, and not by chance. The Belle Époque with its wilderness cancels the role of the woman “angel of the hearth” by virtue of a new emancipated figure, ready to resume its social role. The winds of war then, blow through the streets of the city, smelling the air of gunpowder. The line so violent check on the clothes of fashionable ladies, symbol of the new time and the danger of the future.

Portrait of Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress - Egon Schiele, 1915

Egon Schiele Portrait of Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress – 1915

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Egon Schiele and wife Edith (muse) with Striped Dress Sitting, ca 1915. – artwork by Schiele 1915 – Emilie Louise Flöge – 1914 – wearing one of Gustav Klimt’s dress shirts that he made just for her

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Matisse – Striped Jacket, 1914

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Viv in Blue Stripe, 1914 – Robert Henri (

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French Illustration by Georges Barbierfor Costumes Parisiens – 1914

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The Delineator – July 1914

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Fashion Plate from The Delineator – July 1914

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The Modern Priscilla, October 1915

Les Modes (Paris) 1914 Costume tailleur par Redfern

Les Modes, Paris – 1914 Costume tailleur by Redfern

Les Modes (Paris) 1914 Robe d'apres-midi par Zimmermann

Les Modes, Paris – 1914 Robe d’apres-midi byZ immermann

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1914 c. fashion for a day at the races

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Olga Skott Vänersborg – 1914, by K & A Vikner – Vänersborg Museum

1915 a fool there was

Theda Bara in a scene from the film ‘A Fool There Was’ 1915

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Theda Bara in a scene from the film ‘A Fool There Was’ 1915

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5 drawings from Andrew Loomis that look as 90s supermodels

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La riflessione sulla bellezza porta a percorrere strade impervie, in cui è facile smarrirsi nella ricerca della perfezione che lasci riconoscere il bello in senso universale e oggettivo. Da qui parte il fremito che mi ha attraversato quando ho visto i disegni di Andrew Loomis: in alcune sue opere degli anni ’40 infatti, pare l’artista abbia ritratto alcune supermodelle anni ’90 anticipandone l’immagine di 50 anni circa. Vediamo tre di questi miei confronti.

The reflection on beauty leads to travel through impervious roads, in which it is easy to lose oneself in the search for perfection that allows us to recognize beauty in a universal and objective sense. From here starts the thrill that crossed me when I saw the drawings of Andrew Loomis: in some of his artworks from 40s it seems the artist has portrayed some supermodels of the 90s anticipating the image of that kind of beauty about 50 years. We see five of these comparisons of mine.

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On the right Linda Evangelista for Christian Dior 1992 1993

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On the right Shalom Harlow in 1995

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On the right Carla Bruni for Yves Saint Laurent ss 1996

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Still Yves Saint Laurent 1996

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On the right supermodel Eva Herzigova 1993 ca

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Morphine from Belle Époque

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Mitizzazione e consumo della droga non sono fenomeni moderni, ma provengono da rituali che affondano la propria nascita molto lontano nel tempo. L’arte, nelle sue forme più disparate, ha tracciato dei precisi quadri che descrivono l’utilizzo delle sostanze stupefacenti nell’alternarsi dei periodi storici. E’ affascinante quanto accaduto sul finire dell’Ottocento, quando all’estetica della donna immersa tra corsetti e fiori delicati si alternò quella di una fatale mantide, maledetta e pericolosa. Questa nuova dimensione femminile, emancipata e seducente, destabilizzò i ruoli sociali proponendo un’immagine perversa, sfrontata, impregnata questa volta di profumi oppiacei. Analizzo di seguito una serie di immagini che riguardano la Morfina, una tra le droghe più consumate da queste eroine della perdizione durante la Belle Époque.

Mythologizing and consumption of drugs are not modern phenomena, but come from rituals that sink their birth far in time. The art, in its most disparate forms, has drawn precise pictures that describe the use of drugs in the alternation of historical periods. It is fascinating what happened at the end of the nineteenth century, when the aesthetics of the woman immersed in corsets and delicate flowers alternated with that of a fatal, damned and dangerous mantis. This new feminine dimension, emancipated and seductive, destabilized social roles by proposing a perverse, shameless image, impregnated this time with opiate perfumes. I analyze below a series of images concerning Morphine, one of the most consumed drugs by these heroines of perdition during the Belle Époque.

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Morphine Tools Kit from Victorian Era. Image Courtesy Art.co

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Morphine tools: the syringe

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Georges Moreau, La Morphine ou Les Morphinées – Collection particulière, Paris
Expositions : Salon de 1886, Paris, n° 1703 (“La Morphine”)

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Morphine Addicts, 1887 Albert Besnard etching Rosenwald Collection

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Eugène Grasset La vitrioleuse, 1894

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Santiago Rusinol “Before the Morphine”, 1894

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Santiago Rusinol-“Morphine”, 1894

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Eugène-Samuel Grasset — ‘La Morphine’ 1897

1899 Quack Medicine Sufferers From Morphine Or any Drug Habit Vintage Original Print Ad

1899 Quack Medicine Sufferers From Morphine Or any Drug Habit Vintage Original Print Ad

Vittorio Matteo Corcos, La morfinomane – “The addict”, 1899. Famelica e perduta la donna dalla pelle diafana e dai capelli rossi troneggia al posto dell’uomo, avvolta in un fosco abito di veli neri. Ci fissa minacciosa, ed esibisce il suo potere calpestando il  suo trofeo.

The woman with the diaphanous skin and the red hair is dominated and lost in the place of the man, wrapped in a dark dress of black veils. The woman stares at us menacingly, and exhibits her power trampling on her trophy.

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Vittorio Matteo Corcos, La morfinomane – “The addict”, 1899

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Year 1900: Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, America’s Leading Drugs Journal

Pablo Picasso, Morphinomans. 1900

Pablo Picasso, Morphinomans. 1900

Salon, 1905 Morphine. by A. Matignon

Salon de 1905 – Morphine. By A. Matignon

Victorien du Saussais, La morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes (1906)

Victorien du Saussais, La morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes, 1906

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Morphinomane 1910 ca.

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Tarakànova Princess: history of a tragedy

Bella come la più tragica tra le figure femminili nella storia, enigmatica come una sciarada senza tempo, la giovane principessa Tarakànova fece la propria comparsa sulle scene della politica nel 1772, durante il regno della Zarina Caterina II di Russia.

Alla morte di Elizaveta Petròvna, figlia di Pietro il Grande, la giovane comparve dall’ombra dell’ignoto sotto il nome di principessa Vladimirskajaasserendo di essere la figlia segreta, unica erede, della deceduta imperatrice e per tanto legittima erede al trono.

Minata nel ruolo di sovrana, Caterina II ordinò che la giovane, rifugiatasi in Italia, fosse catturata. Avrebbe dovuto occuparsi del rapimento il Conte Grigorij Orlòv, che tuttavia una volta incontrata la donna se ne innamorò perdutamente, venendo corrisposto. Giunti in Russia a bordo di una nave, il giovane cercò in ogni modo di salvarle la vita, scoperto, venne insieme a lei condannato a morte.

Come nelle favole dall’epilogo più triste, la bella principessa fu imprigionata nella fortezza dei SS. Pietro e Paolo a Pietroburgo, dove circondata da topi e avvolta dalle tenebre morì, secondo la leggenda, annegando in seguito alla storica inondazione del 1777. Altre fonti invece asseriscono la bella sia morta nella sua cella durante il 1775, malata di tisi.

Pittori, letterati e registi internazionali hanno dedicato a questo controverso e affascinante personaggio tele intense, pagine drammatiche e metri di pellicola intrisi di sentimento. Una curiosità, nel film del 1938 compaiono due artisti ancora sconosciuti: Anna Magnani, nel ruolo di un’aggressiva cameriera, e Alberto Sordi in quello di uno studente condotto al patibolo. Alberto era giovane e la barba non gli era cresciuta, dovette indossarne una posticcia realizzata dal truccatore di scena.

Ecco alcune significative immagini.

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As beautiful as the most tragic female figures in history, enigmatic as a timeless charade, the young princess Tarakanova made her appearance on the political scene in 1772, during the reign of the Tsarina Catherine II of Russia. On the death of the Empress Elizaveta Petròvna, daughter of Peter the Great, under the name of Vladimirskaja princess, the girl appeared from the shadows of the unknown claiming to be her secret daughter and therefore legitimate to the throne. Worried to loose her  role of Empress, Catherine II ordered that the woman, refuges in Italy, was captured by Count Grigory Orlov, who however once met the woman fell in love with her.

Once in Russia on board a ship, the young man did all he could to save her life, when their love story was discovered, the both were sentenced to death. As in the saddest tales, the beautiful princess was imprisoned in the fortress of SS. Peter and Paul, surrounded by rats and shrouded by darkness she died, according to legend, drowned after the historic flooding that took place in St. Petersburg in 1777. Other sources assert she ed in her cell in 1775. Painters, writers and international filmmakers dedicated to this controversial and fascinating character, intense paintings, dramatic pages and meters of film soaked feeling.

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Risultati immagini per TARAKANOVA Grigorij Danilevskij

“La principessa Tarakànova”, Gregorij Danilevskij, 1883

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Konstantin Flavitsky: Princess Tarakanova, drowning in the Peter and Paul Fortress at the Time of the Flood, c. 1864, oil on canvas. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

FLAVITSKY, Konstantin Dmitriyevich (1830-1866) Princess Tarakanova, in the Peter and Paul Fortress at the Time of the Flood, detail 1864

Konstantin Dmitriyevich FLAVITSKY, (1830-1866) Princess Tarakanova, dying in the Peter and Paul Fortress at the Time of the Flood, detail 1864

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Frame from a movie by Kaj Hansen e A.Maitre. “Pincess tarakanova”, with V. Mikulina, 1910

Tarakanova is a 1930 French historical drama film directed by Raymond Bernard and starring Édith Jéhanne

Tarakanova Movie Poster,1930 French historical drama film directed by Raymond Bernard and starring Édith Jéhanne

Édith Jéhanne in Tarankova movie frame

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Tarakanova Movie Poster

Édith Jéhanne in Tarankova

Édith Jéhanne in Tarankova, 1930

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Poster from the movie, 1930

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Poster from the Movie, 1930

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Princesa Tarakanova, 1938. Cast movie: Annie Verany and Pierre Richard Willm, Pricesa Tarakanova, with the collaboration of filmaker Mario Soldati

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Fedor Ozep with Mario Soldati, Fascism ads movie poster, 1938 Italian edt

Tarakanova movie 1938 french editions

Princess Tarakanova, French Poster edt, 1939

Édith Jéhanne tarakanova

Édith Jéhanne as Soeur Dosithée in Tarakanova,1930

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