Happy Friday, and welcome to edition 2 of the Picture challenge! (You can see edition 1 here). Our community project for today: wear a perfume that matches the picture, which is Portraits of the *** Family, called The Family Gathering, summer 1867 - early winter 1868 by Frédéric Bazille, shown recently in the exhibit Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. You can read more about the painting here, and you can see a larger image here.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I focused on the artist, who has painted himself into the far left behind his uncle, and who appears to be less substantial, or less defined, than anyone else in the composition. It has been suggested that the painting's subjects are presented like a group who have been interrupted (and possibly aren't particularly pleased about it) while preparing to pose for a photograph; Bazille, then, you could say is "out of focus". Aware also that he chose painting over medicine against his family's wishes, and that he would be killed in the Franco-Prussian War within a few years (at the age of 28), I've picked my old favorite Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme for courage and purpose. It also goes nicely with the backdrop.
Reminder: on 9/22 wear one of your "top 10 of fall" fragrances (unless it's spring where you are, in which case wear one of your "top 10 of spring" scents).
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2017, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.