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Quick History: Silhouettes Retrospect

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 23, 2012 01:07 AM
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by Anna Hoffman last modified Mar 22, 2012

In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, silhouettes became popular as cheap, quick ways of capturing likenesses. Often created by amateurs, especially women, they are now known as sentimental keepsakes of the Victorian variety, sweet mementos of anonymous everyday people from the past memorialized in ink, paint, or cut paper, and even painted onto porcelain. Let's take a look at this traditional art form and also at its name, whose etymology is an interesting riddle. More Read More...






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