Balls and receptions scenes in painting and art

Balls and receptions scenes in painting and art

Frederick Vezin (1884-1885) At The Ball
Oil on canvas, 1925 94 x 78.1 cm ( 37 x 30,7 inch )
Private art collection

image: Public domain


Characteristic features of genre scenes in painting of the 18th and 19th centuries balls and social receptions

The paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries reflected many aspects of social life, including balls and social receptions. Genre scenes depicting these events had several characteristics:

  • 1. Luxury and elegance: In these paintings, special attention was paid to the description of luxury and elegance. The paintings were characterized by bright costumes, luxurious interiors and details that convey the sophistication of the event.
  • 2. Social hierarchy: Genre scenes depicted various strata of society, from the highest aristocracy to the lower classes. Often in the paintings one could see different classes interacting with each other.
  • 3. Revealing the subtext: Genre scenes in painting of the 18th and 19th centuries were often permeated by a subtext reflecting social, cultural or political changes. They sometimes conveyed a hidden message or criticism of social norms and institutions.
  • 4. The illusion of the moment: The painters sought to convey the vividness and immediacy of what is happening, creating the illusion of a frozen moment in time. The paintings could depict dances, conversations, greetings and other actions so that the viewer could feel the atmosphere and emotions of the event.

5. Special attention to detail and composition: Genre scenes were detailed and carefully formed in compositional terms. The placement of characters, lighting and the transfer of decorative elements significantly influenced the perception of the painting and conveyed its aesthetics.


Hundreds of masterpieces with comments and detailed descriptions.



Balls and receptions


Pictures:

Three Is A Crowd :: Albert B. Wenzell
Balls and receptions -  Three Is A Crowd :: Albert B. Wenzell
A New Purchase :: Albert Roosenboom
Balls and receptions - A New Purchase :: Albert Roosenboom
Ready for the Ball :: Eduardo Leon Garrido
Balls and receptions - Ready for the Ball :: Eduardo Leon Garrido
Preparing For The Ball :: Auguste Toulmouche
Balls and receptions - Preparing For The Ball :: Auguste Toulmouche
The Ball Mask :: Jules Frederic Ballavoine
Balls and receptions - The Ball Mask :: Jules Frederic Ballavoine
Sortee in a Rococo Interior :: Benjamin Eugene Fichel
Balls and receptions - Sortee in a Rococo Interior :: Benjamin Eugene Fichel
Vanity :: Auguste Toulmouche
Balls and receptions - Vanity :: Auguste Toulmouche
The Candlelight Dance :: Gustav Wilhelm Blom
Balls and receptions - The Candlelight Dance :: Gustav Wilhelm Blom
Before The Masked Ball :: Noel Saunier
Balls and receptions - Before The Masked Ball :: Noel Saunier
Vanity :: Pierre Charles Comte
Balls and receptions - Vanity :: Pierre Charles Comte
Valsen :: Anders Zorn
Balls and receptions - Valsen :: Anders Zorn
The Blue Dress :: Auguste Toulmouche
Balls and receptions - The Blue Dress :: Auguste Toulmouche
Susanna and the Old Gentlemen :: Pierre Andre Brouillet
Balls and receptions - Susanna and the Old Gentlemen  :: Pierre Andre Brouillet
Private concert :: Jean Beraud
Balls and receptions - Private concert :: Jean Beraud
At The Ball :: Frederick Vezin
Balls and receptions - At The Ball :: Frederick Vezin
The Italian comedians :: Jean-Antoine Watteau
Balls and receptions - The Italian comedians :: Jean-Antoine Watteau
The Masked Beauty :: John Harrison Witt
Balls and receptions - The Masked Beauty :: John Harrison Witt
 






Hide Comments (2)

UP
User   User Rating: 400  June 11, 2018


Ball painting is always pompous, luxurious, pretentious. The paintings depict characters who care very much about their appearance and the impression produced on others. Even if this is not a masquerade, the characters try to hide their true face, presenting instead an artificially created image, but the skillful brush of the artist always clears up the situation and shows the viewer all the facets of the plot.

  1


lucky95   User Rating: 491  November 23, 2019


Tags: ball, dance, chandelier, man and woman, love, dancing, entertainment, evening. cosiness.

  2



Login / Register - Join now!

Your name: (or login via social. network below)
Comment:
Avatar
Refresh
Enter the code you see in the image above (case sensitive). Click on the image to refresh it.


nu

nu

nu in mythology and poetry

nu in mythology and poetry

men's portraits 18th century
   
myfology painting

Romantic scenes

Romantic scenes

Oriental women

oriental women in art of paintings


Home-artlib >