Empress Josephine has a fascinating biography but we will be delving into her contributions to the decorative arts. She had tremendous resources and a huge appreciation for beauty. In addition to her designs for fabrics, clothing, and jewelry, she showed tremendous interest in designing her interiors. Well traveled, she created a huge art collection and then commissioned work reflecting her love of nature and her gorgeous gardens. There will be examples of her contributions in upcoming posts.
Here is a photo of a painting portraying Josephine and her children in their lush surroundings. Their apparel reflects Josephine’s feminine love of beauty and her attention to detail.