Thursday, 14 October 2010

18th Century Portraits

Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire by Thomas Gainsborough

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Élisabeth, Vigée-Le Brun(1783)

Madame De Pompadour by François Boucher (1756)

Princesse Louis Augusta by Juel (1787)

La Princesse de Lamballe

Archduchess Marie Antoinette by Martin van Meytens (1767)

Les Lavoisiers by Jaques-Louis David (1788)

Self portait by Rose-Adelaide Ducreux (1790)

Marie-Gabrielle Capet by Labille Guillard

Friday, 8 October 2010

Fall From Grace

Now and then I fall from grace...

But I'll stand up again and whipe the mud from my face

Monday, 4 October 2010

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland, who hasn't heard of this famous book? The well known story of little Alice was made up by Lewis Carrol in 1862. And now I have finally read it and I love it.

Wonderland is like an upside down world. There's no logic, and there's no "normal"
That's why I love Wonderland.

Oh, a world in which everyone is just completely mad, how wonderful! Well actually, in this "real" world where we're living in, people are completely mad too, but they are just always in denial. What is wrong with being mad? It can sometimes make this world so much more easier by not taking everything so serious.

I'll admit. I am as mad as a Hatter.

Saturday, 2 October 2010


A new blog, a new start.

I started my previous blog in 2007, when I was 15 years old. Now I'm 18 years old. I have changed into a completely different person, on the other hand I'm still exactly the same. But for months I didn't really feel "at home" at my blog anymore. I felt like I was stuck in the past, while I had already started a new beginning.

I chose the name "18th Century Girl" because of my obsession for things like Versailles, Marie Antoinette, Rococo and Georgiana The Duchess Of Devonshire. I try to put something of the life of the rich and famous back then, the elite, the royalty, the ton, in my everyday life. Sometimes I want to step out of the current, when I can only see the dark lines of the world. I step into my self created world with the romantic visuals of the 18th century. It's like being completely exhausted, then finally going to sleep and wandering off in dreams, so I can awaken with my energy regained.

Here I'll show you bits of that world I have created. I try to create emotions and feelings through photographs, text, music and what not. Here the world is as I want it to be, things go as I want it to go. Through the lens of my camera I try to discover beauty in the smallest things, in this messed up world man has created.

To the readers of this blog: I hope I can give you something to enjoy. Maybe just like me, you can forget your troubles of the day, even if it's only just for one second.