GRWM + An 18th Century French Aristocrat
Bored with that same old, same old you staring out from the Zoomasphere? Well, thanks to New York’s Met Museum, you can now assume an exciting new look.
With the help of Cecilia Zhou – Harvard student and Senior Guide at the Harvard Art Museum – you can follow step by step instructions on how to do your makeup just like the 18th Century French Aristocrat pictured in Jean Marc Nattier’s Portrait of a Woman, created in 1753. And, while you deftly wield your blush brush, you can learn more about the artist, the painting, and the historical context.
Now that your Zoom bar is set impossibly high, what will you do for a follow-up? National Museums Liverpool might just have your second act. Why not do your best to replicate the multi-layered rituals of ‘a lady getting dressed in the fashion of the 18th Century.’
Header: Jean Marc Nattier. Portrait of a Woman. 1753