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Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« Reply #180 on: April 21, 2011, 12:57:45 PM »
Alexandra & Nicholas in France



 

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Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« Reply #181 on: April 21, 2011, 05:45:29 PM »
1901? I thought they went to France in 1896. Or did they go both times? I've never read any mention of a 1901 visit... ???

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« Reply #182 on: April 22, 2011, 01:22:17 AM »
Yes, they also went to France in 1901. And there's even a book about this visit, an exhibition catalogue in French, with a lot of pictures, including the above one in colour: "Un Tsar à Compiègne. Nicholas II, 1901" ; ISBN 2-7118-4301-7 ; about 150 pp.
http://www.amazon.fr/Tsar-Compi%C3%A8gne-Nicolas-II-1901/dp/tags-on-product/2711843017
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"

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Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« Reply #183 on: April 27, 2011, 07:25:23 AM »
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« Reply #184 on: April 28, 2011, 06:10:54 AM »
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Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« Reply #185 on: August 03, 2011, 12:23:19 PM »
This Russian site includes many modern paintings about the IF, but the ones I want to share here are the first two, showing Alexandra pregnant (if I understood well, pregnant with Alexei ? )....  :-\

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« Reply #186 on: August 03, 2011, 01:17:45 PM »
I don't read Russia, but I have my doubts that the portraits of Alexandra pregnant were done with her permission or while she was alive.

Victorian women didn't even "go out" or "receive" while pregnant.  I remember being told that after a woman began to "show" she would stay in and always keep a throw over her lap so as to not show the pregnancy. (I wish that more women today would be half as circumspect.  I get so tired of seeing "bumps" (as they are now called ) at the mall).

Women of Alexandra's day might have been overly circumspect, but women today have no modesty when it comes to being pregnant. It may just be another fact of being human, but so is using the bathroom and I wouldn't want to see that in the center of the mall either.

Does anyone read Russian who an tell us what is written under the pictures?

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« Reply #187 on: August 03, 2011, 02:11:54 PM »
Hmm. I like the one of Nicholas and the one of Nicholas and Alexei very much, they are lovely, and I like the ethereal effect, but the ones of Alix are just weird. The first two I don't like because of the low decolletage, it just seems sort of disrespectful to their memory to paint Alix like that, plus the second one her face is too narrow. If that one of the boy with a candle is supposed to be Alexei, then  :o He looks like he's 30, not 13 or younger! The one of Alix based on a photo, she looks stiff as a board! The one of OTMA is all right--they look stiff too.

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« Reply #188 on: August 03, 2011, 03:06:51 PM »
those are moderrn portraits. Alixz ;-D

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« Reply #189 on: August 04, 2011, 09:41:52 AM »
I thought they must be modern.  The poses of Alix proudly "holding" her pregnant stomach are way too modern.  Women show off pregnancy in that way now, but as far I as I know not in the late 1800s to early 1900s.


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Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« Reply #190 on: August 05, 2011, 12:58:23 PM »
They're deffinitively modern portraits! Not only for the pose but also for the style of the paintings (all). There's no problem at it, it was only result of the imagination of a modern painter. I even doubt that Alexandra would had accepted to be portrayed as this   :-\

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« Reply #191 on: September 23, 2011, 06:15:44 AM »
I found this one asAlix of  Hesse by John Lavery



 

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« Reply #192 on: September 23, 2011, 11:00:53 PM »
Are you sure? It looks nothing like her...

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Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« Reply #193 on: September 24, 2011, 08:19:59 AM »
Yup he also have portraits of her father and brother Ernst Ludwig



Here s the link with further info

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/hrh-princess-alix-of-hesse-18721918-84840

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« Reply #194 on: September 24, 2011, 03:04:02 PM »
To me she looks much like Queen Alexandra (another "Alix"). But this is most definitely not Princess Alix of Hesse!