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Like a dancer impressions
 
Few days ago I was laughing with my “husband” recalling one of our first and worst week-end spent together, heading to a big Impressionist art exhibition in Treviso fifteen years ago. What could possibly go wrong …went wrong, wrong turns, car broken, but finally we made it. It was there that I fell in love with Degas’s ballet dancers, Degas’s paintings of ballet dancers capture the essence of what makes a dancer special, the elegance and beauty, the balance and the grace, poise and precision of movement, vulnerability and self-confidence, always on center of the stage. It just hits me, they were like beautiful brides and I would love to make a wedding blog out of it. What  makes the Impressionist painting so special for me it’s their vivid colours and the light.
 
 
Edgar Degas - Dancer slipping on her shoe (1874)
  
Ballerina inspired wedding ball gown and photo courtesy of Galia Lahav
 
 
I’m not an art expert, just a person who likes art and beauty, so for this blog I got involved a dear friend of mine, a painter and art teacher, Laura Rossi. We both started searching for impressionist dancer or ballet paintings besides Degas to match stunning wedding gowns  “masterpieces of art and beauty” them too . The idea was simple, find in the matching wedding gowns, the same beauty, colors,light and bring back to mind the same atmosphere, invoke the same emotions watching both the painting  and  the wonderful dream dress toning it. It was so fun, something like between us: “ Look at this Renoir or this Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, or this … you have to find the matching dresses, just find them”.
 
 
Pierre Auguste Renoir - Dancing girl with castanets (1909)
 
Wedding gown and photo courtesy of Elisabetta Delogu
 
 
It was a challenge, we go beyond France and even beyond the “pure impressionist movement”  like we did with the artist Julius Leblanc Stewart who created a style of his own in the same period (1860 – early 1900s), but I loved his “The ball” painting and I added it. We did an incursion into Romanticism with Mihály Zichy for his “Ball in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace during the Official Visit of Nasir al-Din Shah in May 1873”.
 
 
Mihaly Zichy
Ball in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace during the Official Visit of Nasir al-Din Shah in May 
Corinne ball gown and photo courtesy of Galia Lahav 
 
 
I couldn’t help but to count up also William T. Warrener, with its bright colors and can-can dancers…
 
 
William Tom Warrener - Quadrille II (circa 1890)
 
Tania and Roko wedding gowns Elumm collection and photo courtesy of Jordi Dalmau
 
 
What about the “Masqurade ball”, “Court balls” and  “Elegant soirees” of the late 1800s, could I leave them out of my blog? Of course not … so Laura made me deviate also from impressionism to Realism … always having our noses in art books and my eyes only for stunning bridal collections …
 
 
Ward Vernon - Masquerade Ball
 
Helena wedding ball gown by Laine Berry and photo courtesy of Mon Cheri Bridals
 
 
I just hope you will enjoy and you will have fun with this gallery as I did.
 
 
Edgar Degas - Ballet rehearsal on stage (1874)
 
Wedding gowns and photos courtesy of Giuseppe Papini
 
 
Edgar Degas - Standing Dancer Holding Tutu
 
Aviva ball gown and photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
 
 
Edgar Degas - Blue Dancers (circa 1899)
 
Wedding gown Arlo by Hayley Paige - photo courtesy of JLM Couture
 
 
Edgar Degas - Finishing the arabesque (1877)
 
Julia ball gown and photo courtesy of Ines Di Santo
 
 
Edgard Degas – Ballet scene (1879)
 
Wedding gown Lorei by Hayley Paige - photo courtesy of JLM Couture
 
 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – Ballet Dancers (1885)
 
Corrinne Ball gown by Kelly Faetanini - photo credit Dan and Corrine Lecca
 
 
Edgar Degas - Two Dancers at Rest (circa 1898)
 
Ocean tulle ball gown and photo courtesy of Carol Hannah
 
 
Edgar Degas - Bowing Dancer (circa 1880)
 
Severine wedding gown and photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
 
 
Edgar Degas - Three Dancers in Yellow Skirts (circa 1904)
 
Spring summer collection 2016, gown and photo courtesy of Dany Atrache Couture
 
 
Edgar Degas – Ballet dancers (1900)
 
Wedding gown by Alvina Valenta - photo courtesy of JLM Couture
 
 
Edgar Degas - Dancers at the Barre (1873)
 
Bellevue short duchess satin wedding gown and photo courtesy of Carol Hannah
 
 
Edgar Degas – Dancer (1877)
 
Wedding ball gown Aubriella by Tara LaTour - photo credit Ryan Stadler
 
 
Edgar Degas - Dancer with Raised Arms (1891)
 
Adore tulle ball gown and photo courtesy of Modern Trousseau
 
 
Pierre Auguste Renoir – Dance in the Country Study (circa 1893)
 
Wedding gown and photo courtesy of Dany Atrache
 
 
Edgar Degas - The Ballet Rehearsal (circa 1876)
 
Mariam and Forsythia ball gowns and photo courtesy of Maggie Sottero Italia
 
 
Edgar Degas - Three Dancers
 
Shar - metallic beaded and embroidered gown by Kelly Faetanini - photo credit Dan and Corrine Lecca
 
 
Pierre Auguste Renoir - Dance in the City (1883)
 
Wedding gown and photo courtesy of Giuseppe Papini
 
 
Edgar Degas - Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall (1880)
 
Nymphs collection Fibriglio Wedding gown by Marina Mansanta – photo credit Giovanni Gastel
 
 
Julius LeBlanc Stewart – The Ball (1885)
 
Wedding ball gown and photo courtesy of Delsa
 
 
Edgar Degas – Pink Dancer (1900)
 
Opera Collection – Bicolor wedding gown and photo courtesy of Marina Mansanta
 
 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - The Spanish Dancer (1888)
 
Wedding dress Reflection collection gown and photo courtesy of Elisabetta Delogu
 
 
Edgar Degas – Three Ballet Dancers, One With Dark Crimson Waist (1899)
 
Wedding gown Angel Sanchez – photo credit Conrado Veliz
 
 
Edgar Degas – Seated Dancer in Profile (1871)
 
Le Monde tulle cage ball gown and photo courtesy of Carol Hannah
 
 
Edgar Degas – Pink dancers (circa 1895)
 
Maisie wedding gown and photo courtesy of Katya Katya Shehurina
 
 
Edgar Degas – Dancer (1896)
 
Kaliah ballerina inspired wedding gown and photo courtesy of Watters
 
 
Edgard Degas - Dancer Bending Forward (1881)
 
Bucol top and Peonia skirt and photo courtesy of Cortana
 
 
Pierre Auguste Renoir – Dance at Bougival (1883)
 
Muse Collection Callas wedding gown and photo courtesy of Marina Mansanta
 
 
Pierre Carrier-Belleuse - La danseuse (1892)
 
Lyric wedding gown and photo courtesy of Katya Katya Shehurina
 
 
Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel – Court ball in the castle Reinsberg (1862)
Muse collection Pompadour wedding gown and photo courtesy of Marina Mansanta
 
 
Jean Berod – Elegant Soiree (1878)
 
Wedding gowns Obsession collection and photo courtesy of Elisabetta Delogu
 
 
Edgar Degas - Three dancers (circa 1904)
 
Hortensia Wedding gown and photo courtesy of Jordi Dalmau
 
 
Thanks to all of you.
Marcella Lavarini
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