The Count, Mariano Fortuny, 1861
REMINESCENCE | Sasha Marini andAurelien Muller by Brice Hardelin for Vangardist November 2013
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(3) vest Smalto, Zara scarf (4) Smalto, necklace Zara
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Apollon, from the Opera of Phaeton (1779). Jean Baptiste Martin (French, fl. 1748-c.1783) . Engraved from original oil on canvas.
Martin, who was appointed designer for the Paris Opéra in 1748, devised decorative and amusing Rococo variations for the male dancer’s traditional costume. Martin utilized Inca, African, Chinese, and Mexican motifs in his ballets, and under his direction the tonneler took on an elliptical shape.
Maharaja Dalip Singh was the last Maharaja (king) of the Sikh Empire. After the British won the Second Anglo-Sikh War in 1849, the Punjab region was annexed, and Dalip Singh lost his kingdom at age eleven. Most of his family possessions were sold off and he was exiled to Britain. While in Britain, he gained the favor of Queen Victoria, who invited him to her palace and she became the godmother to his children. The Queen had even remarked on how handsome he was: “Those eyes and those teeth are too beautiful”.
Although he lived a lavish life, Dalip Singh longed to reconnect to Sikhism and India. However the British government, fearing that his presence could stoke anti-British sentiments, only allowed him two brief visits to his homeland before forcing him to return to Europe. Dalip Singh died in 1893, and despite his wish to be buried in India, he was instead buried in England, a thousand miles away from the land he had once called home. He was truly a beautiful and tragic figure in history.
"Satan’s Rhapsody" (1920) - Nino Oxilia
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