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L'Inconnue de la Seine English: The Unknown Woman of the Seine was an unidentified young woman whose putative death mask became a popular fixture on the walls of artists' homes after Her visage inspired numerous literary works.
According to an often-repeated story, the body of the young woman was pulled out of the River Seine at the Quai du Louvre in Paris around the late s. A pathologist at the Paris Morgue was, according to the story, so taken by La Seine - Vicki Benet - Woman Of Paris beauty that he felt compelled to make a wax plaster cast death mask of her face.
It has been questioned whether the expression of the face could belong to a drowned person. Claire Forestier estimated the age of the model at no more than 16, given the firmness of the skin. In the following years, numerous copies were produced.
The copies quickly became a fashionable morbid fixture in Parisian Bohemian society. Albert Camus and others compared her enigmatic smile to that of the Mona Lisainviting numerous speculations as to what clues the eerily happy expression in her face could offer about her life, her death, and her place in society. The popularity of the figure is also of interest to the history of artistic Prince Nez - Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot, relating to its widespread reproduction.
The original cast had been photographed, and new casts were created from the film negatives. These new casts displayed details that are usually lost in bodies taken from the water, but the apparent preservation of these details in the visage of the cast seemed to only reinforce its authenticity. Critic Al Alvarez wrote in his book on suicide, The Savage God : "I am told that a whole generation of German girls modeled their looks on her.
He thinks that German actresses such as Elisabeth Bergner modeled themselves on her. She was finally displaced as a paradigm by Greta Garbo. As of a workshop called L'Atelier Lorenzi in Arcueil made plaster death masks from a 19th-century mold, which is said to be that of L'Inconnue de la Seine.
The earliest mention can be found in Richard Le Gallienne 's novella The Worshipper of the Imagein which an English poet falls in love with the mask, eventually leading La Seine - Vicki Benet - Woman Of Paris the death Transylvania Transmission - Rob Zombie - MP3 Collection his daughter and the suicide of his wife.
An image of L'Inconnue has been used on the cover illustration for the family history mystery novel A Habit of Dying by D. The caster I visit every day has two masks hanging next to his door. The face of the young one who drowned, which someone copied in the morgue because it was beautiful, because it was still smiling, because its smile was so deceptive — as though it knew.
In Ernst Benkard published Das ewige Antlitza La Seine - Vicki Benet - Woman Of Paris about death masks, writing about our subject that she is "like a delicate butterfly to us, who, carefree and exhilarated, fluttered right into the lamp of life, scorching her fine wings. This novel was turned into a film of the same name in A male pathologist was said to have recorded the face of an unidentified young woman who, around the age of sixteen, according to his story, had been found drowned in the Seine River at Paris, France around the late s.
The man at the Paris Morgue was so taken by her beauty that he worked for hours to make a plaster cast of her face. She was considered so beautiful that the worker said: "Her beauty was breathtaking, and showed few signs of distress at the time of passing.
So bewitching that I knew beauty as such must be preserved. The La Seine - Vicki Benet - Woman Of Paris was also compared to the Mona Lisaand other famous paintings and sculptures so much that, in the following years, copies of the mask became fashionable figures in Parisian Bohemian society. Other accounts state that the cast was taken from a young German mistress also said to be the man's natural-born daughter who bore the child of a mask-maker who sold the cast and then committed suicide in the Seine River when her baby was stillborn.
It has been argued that this poem has as much to do with the Slavic myth of rusalka as with the mask itself. My Heart for Hostage by Robert Hillyer also contains a scene La Seine - Vicki Benet - Woman Of Paris the protagonist visits a morgue to see if a L'Inconnue is that of his beloved.
The story is deeply tied to the themes and images of the book. She is also referenced in Letters from Paris by Juliet Blackwell, who gave a speculative narrative of L'Inconnue in the form of flashbacks and lending her the name Sabine. Maurice Blanchotwho owned one Plantation - They Saw It Gleaming There the masks, described her as "a young girl with closed eyes, enlivened by a smile so relaxed and at ease At the beginning of the s Man Ray contributed photographs to a new edition of the work.
InDidier Blonde wrote a novel called L'inconnue de la Seineabout a man in Paris who stumbles upon Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester E-moll Op.
64 - Jascha Heifetz, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Bosto copy of the mask in an antiques store, Leeches & Losers - Antiseen - The Best Of who tries to find out more about the girl it was modelled after. The book was published by Gallimard Blanche. That ballet was moved to the American Ballet Theatre inwith Koesun and Kriza reprising their roles, and with Christine Sarry  taking the role of the "River Girl".
The face of the unknown woman was used Thats Bullshit - Locksmith - I Am Lock the head of the first aid mannequin Resusci Anne. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Guardian Weekend magazine, page 17 — The Guardian. Retrieved BBC News — via www. BBC News.
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