Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Art and the Egyptian Women 1895

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) in the role of Cleopatra
Georges Jules Victor Clairin
Egyptian motif jewelry with Turquoise set in Silver for the role, fueling a Revival of Egyptian styled jewelry.

Georges Jules Victor Clairin (11 September 1843, Paris – Pouldu,  2 September 1919) was a French Oriental painter and illustrator. He was influenced by oriental painting and Moorish architecture, and visited North Africa many times, in particular Morocco and Egypt. In Paris he led the life of a socialite, and befriended the glamorous actress Sarah Bernhardt, his friend for 50 years, and is today best known for his 'in costume' and informal intimate portratits of her. More