Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paul Helleu (December 17, 1859 – March 23, 1927)

Portrait of Madame Marcel Cassaguet 

Paul Helleu is a lesser-known, but wonderful Impressionist, who painted women in one of the most charming fashions. What I find most interesting is how the standards of beauty from a century ago still ring perfectly in our time. And it's sad to note how poorly remembered Helleu is for all his talent. 

Portrait of Peggy Letellier

Reclining Nude

Autumn at Versailles

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