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SARAH BERNHARDT ~ ACTOR~ my last portrait in this wonderful portrait challenge by augustwren and ohn_mar_win . I have thoroughly enjoyed this. Check out portraitchallenge_2019 It is filled with great art, illustrations and such interesting stories
You probably know of Sarah Bernhardt? She has been called "the most famous actress in the history of the world" who was born in Paris to her mother and an unknown father. Her mother secured her education at a convent, after which Sarah trained at the Conservatoire and Comédie-Française
She was a Courtesan, then became the most well known and most physically and emotionally intoxicating actress ever known on stage, performing in Europe and the Americas in over 100 stage plays by masters including Shakespeare, Molière, Racine, Hugo, Voltaire, Ibsen and the list goes one
Can you imagine? She was also the muse of one of the most prolific artists of the Art Nouveau period, Alphonse Mucha - he is a very favorite artist of mine. Not that it's about me. 😂
Bernhardt was painfully thin, intensely dramatic and lived her art wholly and completely. She often spat blood while performing, and after jumping from a wall during a stage play in Rio de Janeiro she irreparably hurt her leg, with gangrene setting in causing her leg to be amputated. She continued to act until she died of kidney failure in 1923.
Please scroll for a few photos of "LA DIVINE SARAH"
Happy Joyeuse Saturday Samedi my friends mes amis💕🙏✨💕