Glamour originally was a term applied to a magical-occult spell that was cast on somebody to make them see something the spell-caster wished them to see, when in fact it was not what it seemed to be. In the late 19th century terminology, a non-magical item used to help create a more attractive appearance gradually became known as ‘a glamour’. Today, glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.
Virginia Postrel says that for glamour to be successful nearly always requires sprezzatura – an appearance of effortlessness, and to appear distant – transcending the everyday, to be slightly mysterious and somewhat idealised, but not to the extent it is no longer possible to identify with the person. Glamorous things are neither opaque, hiding all, nor transparent showing everything, but translucent, favourably showing things.
The early Hollywood star system in particular specialised in Hollywood glamour where they systematically glamorised their actors and actresses.
Glamour can be confused with a style, which is adherence to a particular school of fashion, or intrinsic beauty; whereas glamour can be external and deliberate.
“Glamour” originally referred to be a magic spell, an illusion cast by Gypsies and witches.
Late in the 19th century the common meaning shifted to being applied to ordinary objects and jewellery without connotations of supernatural, merely upon the effect that it has on appearance. This is a sense used in this article and to some extent is the way that it was used by the early Hollywood system.
In modern usage glamour is often confused with style or beauty; but they may be considered to be distinct, although glamour may give the appearance of beauty or present as a personal style.
Volgograd Academy of Architecture
The schedule of my exhibitions after 2009:
Group Exhibition “Inspiration of Spring” , Chelsea2/20 Gallery, West 16th Street, New York, on March 31- April 15, 2010
Group Exhibition”Paris-New York” in Epopea Gallery,91 rue Saint-Honore, Paris, France on June 5 – 20, 2010
Group Exhibition”Colours of my rainbow” – 9 de Diciembre de 2010, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Av.6 de Diciembre #794
Salas: Victor Mideros,Ramiro Jacome
Group exhibition in Ward Nasse Gallery
178 Prince Street,Soho, New York
Group Exhibition, Alternative Gallery,2083E 16th Street 2nd Floor,Brooklyn, New York september 15-30,2010 “Innovative realism” november16-30, 2010 “SURREALISTIC IMAGINATION”
Member of New York’s fine art community “New York Realism” since 2010
Member of Agora gallery 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York NY, 10001
Group exhibition”Masters of the imagination.Latin American Fine Art Exhibition” Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, on September 15- 30, 2011,
Winner of gold medal in the category Mysticism in participation in “Fine arts-global tide” International Jured Fine Arts Exhibition, January 8, 2011. New York City
Exhibition”Fantastic Art” in Ministry of Culture of Ecuador. October 5 – 20, 2011
Exhibition Artexpo New York March 21-24, 2013 Pier 92, New York, USA
Group Exhibition in London, UK, September 15-29, 2013, House Gallery
Group Exhibition Florence Design Week, Florence, Italy, May 20-26, 2013, Palazzo Borghese
ArtExpo Miami , Booth 700, Spectrum Miami Tent, Miami, USA, December 2-5, 3013
ArtExpo New York, Booth 404, Pier 94, New York, USA, April 4-6, 2014
Personal Exhibition, Universidad Catolica,Quito, Ecuador, February 15-30, 2015
ArtExpo New York, Pier 94, New York, USA, April 23-26, 2015
ArtExpo New York, Pier 94, New York, USA, April 21-24, 2017
Vladimir Tasoff was born in Volgograd – Russia in 1970 and graduated from Academy of Architecture in Volgograd (Russia) in 1996.
First personal exhibition was in 1999 in Volgograd Show-room in Union of Writers. From then was exhibited in different galleries: Moscow, New York, Miami, Paris, Florence and Quito.