Art 17.12.2010

1883 French Hair Art

1883 French Hair ArtAnother perfect example of French hair art and a wonderful companion piece to the 1851 artwork previously shown on the blog.

To be noted is the continuity between the two pieces and how the traditional methods of hairworking had not changed, but rather simplified.

1883 French Hair ArtThe presentation is much more free-flowing, with the date wrapping around the hairworking, showing thought to its construction and taking into account the material of the hair itself (in its length and colour).

Compare this to more folk-art or lesser quality pieces in Art of Mourning and be sure to note the brilliant subtlety of this particular piece.

Courtesy: Sarah Nehama
Dedication: LB 4 Janvier 1883
Year: 1883