|The Egyptian Queen, Nefertiti (left) probably didn't invent makeup, but she may well have observed the event. Compared to Hollywood's version of another Egyptian queen, Cleopatra (right), hers was quite tasteful and restrained.|
Copyright, Jim LaneMaiko (Geisha in training),
1976, Jim Lane
|The modern-day effort to replicated Pollaiuolo's Portrait of a Lady (left), from the |
late 15th century allows an interesting insight into the ideals of
feminine beauty and efforts to improve upon them.
|Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn,|
ca. 1505-06, Raphael
|Elizabeth I, ca. 1572,|
|17th-century makeup. Apparently one|
exposed breast was considered chic.
|Princess Albert de Broglie, 1853,|
|Woman at her Toilette, 1889, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.|
|Butterfly eye, late 20th-century|
|1900-1920 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s|
|Makeup in the 21st-century. How much? If you have to ask, you can't afford it.|
I could paint a pretty decent portrait with all that.