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Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met

Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met

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Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met

Longueur:
107 pages
27 minutes
Éditeur:
Sortie:
Jun 22, 2013
ISBN:
9781301263653
Format:
Livre

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These are stories about beautiful women, stories of love, betrayal, rejection and loss. We start with a beautiful painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and follow the thread to discover their life, portraits and lovers. A gossip book, in fact, if we look for the truth. So what does this have to do with art? First, you will see how these portraits get a new dimension if you know the cast of characters. You end up getting attached, liking these women more and seeing them as friends, with frailties and problems of all sorts. You can also see how the skill of the painter showed more than physical likeness on the canvas.
This is a companion book to the Met Tours iPhone app.

This is in not a production of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which is not associated with it in any way.

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Jun 22, 2013
ISBN:
9781301263653
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Dan Streja is a Director of Software Developement for an Insurance Software company, working in Scarsdale, New York. He produced an iPhone app - Met Tours, that has tours for the Metropolitan Museum, read alound by Julia Proctor. This book corresponds to four of the nine tours of the app. He also produced a second book based on the Metropolitan Museum paintings, available on Kindle: "Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met"

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Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met - Dan Streja

Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met

Dan Streja

Copyright 2013 Dan Streja.

Smashwords Edition

All Rights Reserved.

To Robina, Jill and Lynn.

To my father, who has always been an inspiration.

To my mother, who has always been a support.

Prologue

These are stories about beautiful women, stories of love, betrayal, rejection and loss. We start with a beautiful painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and follow the thread to discover their life, portraits and lovers. A gossip book, in fact, if we look for the truth. So what does this have to do with art? First, you will see how these portraits get a new dimension if you know the cast of characters. You end up getting attached, liking these women more and seeing them as friends, with frailties and problems of all sorts. You can also see how the skill of the painter showed more than physical likeness on the canvas.

This is a companion book to the Met Tours iPhone app.

NOTE: this book is in not produced by The Metropolitan Museum of New York, which is not associated with it in any way.

For Each Ecstatic Instant - Emily Dickinson

For each ecstatic instant

We must an anguish pay

In keen and quivering ration

To the ecstasy.

For each beloved hour

Sharp pittances of years,

Bitter contested farthings

And coffers heaped with tears.

Table of Contents

Prologue

Consuelo - The Love Triangle Wife

Germaine - The Femme Fatale

Marie-Anne - The Talented Wife

Jeanne - The Abused Mistress

Lizzie - The Neglected Wife

Elizabeth - The Desirable Spinster

Ginevra - The Prickly Heartbreaker

Joanna - The Unappreciated Mistress

Amelie - The Ridiculed Socialite

Victorine - The Unabashed Lady

Loie - ThePlumpy Dancer

Pamela - The Dependable Sister

Charlotte - The Unloved Sister

Ellen - The Elusive Actress

Consuelo -The Love Triangle Wife

Consuelo Vanderbilt (1876–1964), Duchess of Marlborough,

and Her Son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956)

Giovanni Boldini (1842–1931)

You easily recognize the name Vanderbilt. And Churchill. But who is actually this woman, sorry, this Duchess, and how come an American Vanderbilt is a Duchess of Marlborough?

The Duchess of Marlborough, 1903

Paul Cesar Helleu (1859 –1927)

In her biography, The Glitter and the Gold, Consuelo Vanderbilt later described how she was required to wear a steel rod, which ran down her spine and fastened around her, to improve her

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