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brielle14

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Pictures of Tatiana I
« on: June 18, 2004, 04:53:47 PM »
  :) I keep hearing that GD Tatiana was incredibly beautiful, but from the pictures that I've seen I'm not particularly convinced. Does anyone have some good pictures of Tatiana, preferably in color?

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2004, 06:19:47 PM »
Lanie, very nice . . . almost startling! (Something of the same feeling I had when I visited Russia and, after years of looking at black-and-white photos, was now amazed that everything around me was in color!)   ;)

Most of us, I think, have known (or known of) "Tatianas" who, by virtue of their height, slender build, poise and attitude, convey a beauty going beyond their basic physical attractiveness. (For me this would include Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, and Princess Diana.) This type of woman is a perfect "clothes horse" who would conceivably look attractive in anything, sackcloth included!

Tatiana's features may not be as classically pretty as Marie's, but still she has "that special something"--if I knew how to spell the French phrase, I would!--that denotes elegance, grace and style. Or, as I remember Sophia Loren's features once being described . . . feature by feature, everything seems wrong, but taken as a whole, it adds up to an incredibly intriguing face!   :)

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2004, 06:22:16 PM »
My favorite photo of Tatiana which shows her beauty is from the same series of the photo Lanie gave. It is the perfect profile of her... very cameo-like.

Without looking through all my bookmarks on my computer, here's the first one I came across:
http://www.angelfire.com/biz5/romanovs/album5.html ... it's on the bottom row.

And there are a number of photographs on this page with Tatiana in them, and in color. The last one in particular is my favorite. Tatiana is the one on the far right. Others show her great posture and beauty.
http://www.livadia.org/mashka/coloralbum1.html

It's also good to note that during a span of time, Tatiana wore a wig because she got sick and had her hair cut very very short. Had she never been sick and lost her hair, I personally think a lot of her pictures would have turned out a lot different.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2004, 11:58:34 AM »
All the photographs of the IF were touched up(hope it´s the correct word), even the family photos and those taken while in captivity in Tsarskoe. The photographers did it following the tastes of the time. Grand Duchess Tatiana,with her dark brown hair, golden eyes snowy complexion and aristocratic features, was extremelly beautiful, but it was an exotic and modern beauty for her time.

Therefore she "suffered" from this common practice. I´ve seen it especially in the formal portraits taken in 1914. Her characteristic nose was altered to look straight. I have some of those photocards and have seen three different versions of her profile portrait.

Necks, chins, noses, waists...were commonly altered(with different levels of success). Of course these photographers-painters were real artists and many times obtained through this practice a better and more artistic composition.

Tatiana was even thinner than the official photographs show.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2004, 11:10:59 PM »
Doesn't anyone out there think that Olga was the prettiest of the sisters?  Or at least just equally as gorgeous as Tatiana?  To me Olga definitely is the most beautiful and could be a model today.  I don't know how to link pictures here, but there is this one stunning picture of her on the glintofgold.org website.   I think it's one of the ones taken for the 1914 series, and she is alone in the picture with her head seeming to sort of lean into the camera.   Of course there are numerous other photos where Olga looks quite beautiful.  Especially when she has her hair in the long style.  Someone said that the pictures were touched up and that Tatiana was actually thinner than the formal photos depicted her.  Was this true of Olga too?  I know she was supposed to be quite slim.                                                                                             Honk if you love Olga!!!!  lol : )

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2004, 05:41:37 PM »
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 Someone said that the pictures were touched up and that Tatiana was actually thinner than the formal photos depicted her.  Was this true of Olga too?  I know she was supposed to be quite slim.                                                                                            


Hello Michelle,

Certainly Olga was slim, she grew specially thin while in captivity, even aged(that was said of her while in Tobolsk) by the constant worries of which she was completely aware(sometimes even more so than her parents).

As far as the touchings up are concerned, the photographers would sometimes "correct" her nose or wide mouth, but other than that they would only do minor changes, and each photo should be studied independently.

I think Olga was the most attractive due to her intelligence(?) and spiritual depth. I also think she suffered more than her sisters because of the revolution and in a deeper way.

Going back to Tatiana, in my opinion, she was the most elegant and regal of the four sisters.

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2004, 02:54:07 AM »
Even though I have a dislike for children, Anastasia Nikolaevna does seem to have been pretty as a child. But she was rather plain as a teenager. Does anyone know of smiley photos?

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Re: Pictures of Tatiana I
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2004, 10:01:20 AM »
Ifind Tatiana absolutely beautiful; for me, it's her eyes.  They remind me of Ahkmatov's poem that begins:  

"Asia, your lynx eyes...."

(there are various translations, of course) but that term, Lynx Eyes, reminds me of Tatiana.  Those high cheekbones with those lynx eyes, to me, are what makes her so hauntingly lovely.

Warm regards,
Adele

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2004, 12:50:03 PM »
Well, in that case.....  ;D

Go to http://www.livadia.org and into Olga and Maria's scrapbooks. There are many examples of someone smiling. Unfortunately, Tatiana and Anastasia's aren't up yet.

On this site http://www.angelfire.com/biz5/romanovs/album6.html ,
towards the middle, there's one with the four bald Grand Duchesses who are all grinning.

These are my two favorites of a smiling Grand Duchess:

http://www.livadia.org/olishka/images/olga3.jpg
http://www.livadia.org/mashka/images/mashkamityaana.jpg

Anyway, there are many more out there... it's just a matter of finding them.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2004, 01:48:52 PM »
Oh, thank you!  ;D

The hair remained long, actually (except in Tatiana's case) -- they would just pile it up!  Having your hair up was done at 16 and over so you were now a 'lady'.

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2004, 04:49:56 PM »
Lanie, you have a beautiful site!  Can't wait to see the rest of it up.  Though I was wondering if you can post the picture on right hand side of Anastasia's Album.  And that picture of Olga with the little girl is so adorable. Its one of my favorite of hers.  Does anybody tell me what her ring is?   Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Pictures of Tatiana I
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2004, 07:45:18 AM »



Thanks,Lanie for this beautiful album!!!

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2004, 02:39:31 PM »
Just because I don't know, who is the girl with Olga and Tatiana in that picture Lisa posted? Is it by chance Irina Alexandrovna?

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2004, 02:43:34 PM »
Yeeeees!!! :D

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2005, 12:27:56 PM »
Thanks, nerdycool, for mentioning about the time between 1911 and 1913, where Tatiana Nicolaievna had become ill and her her hair was cut short.  I  have seen a photograph of her in bed with her short hair and Alicky by her bedside, and the wigs she wore and how her hair looks in some of the pics taken for the celebration in 1913.  A lot of books about the Romanovs don't mention that.  I'm kind of ambivalent about Tatiana's beauty - she was striking, no doubt, but I don't know if I consider her the most beautiful of the sisters.  They were all comely in different ways, and they were unique, with different personalities.  Let's just say that they were all uniquely beautiful in their own way!!!! ??? ;) :D