Modern Beauty – Art and Fashion in France
[Image: Pierre Auguste Renoir "La Coiffure" (1888)]
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This exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of The Pola Art Foundation spotlights “feminine beauty,” a special focus of the museum’s collection. The Industrial Revolution had a profound effect on fashion in 19th century France, giving rise to fashion media and changing the ways in which styles spread across society. The art critic and poet Pierre Baudelaire noted that fashion, which reflects trends, was a form of modern art that revealed the eternal in the temporary and exerted an important influence on painting. Exploring changes in fashion over a century, this show centered around 19th and 20th century painting considers the contexts and significance of fashion, as seen in some 210 items including fashion plates, accessories, cosmetics sets, and dresses.