King Ludwig’s Hall Of Beauties.


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It should always be fascinating to compare how things and views are changing through time. And it becomes even more exciting when refers to beauty standards.

In this post we may see the beauties of the 19th century to compare them with the modern ones.

Schönheitengalerie (Gallery of Beauties) is a collection of portraits in Nymphenburg castle in Munich. It was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. These women of all classes should represent woman´s beauty a passenger could meet in the streets of Munich. All 36 (some paintings are missed) likenesses were painted by Court painter Joseph Karl Stieler between 1827 and 1850. Nearly all these women were no mistresses of the King. The King has proofed the reputation of a candidate before he gave order to Stieler to paint her. Sometimes he has asked his wife and his relatives, whether they can name a candidate for his gallery. The candidates, which Stieler himself has proposed – mostly beauties he has met at parties or at the Fasching – were all refused.

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from http://2leep.com/p/99/1046/

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