As tried by Pissarro, Degas, Carl Larsson, Gauguin, Anders Zorn, Charles Conder, and Louis Welden Hawkins.
Paintings from Watteauto George Bellows showing this popular fashion accessory, sometimes used for surreptitious communication between lovers.
More exquisite painted fans from Carl Larsson, Paul Gauguin, Anders Zorn, and the Australian Impressionist Charles Conder.
Between 1874-79, Degas and Pissarro started painting fans, initially to relieve their poverty. Here’s the unknown history of fine art fan painting in Europe.