The Franco-Prussian War or War of 1870 lasted from July 19, 1870 to January 28, 1871. It was a crazy time! Napoleon II was captured in September, the Second Republic Empire defeated and a Third Republic created, and Paris was besieged and fell on January 28, 1871! Then came a revolutionary uprising called the Paris Commune which held Paris for two months until the regular army finally took control in May of 1871. Each of our Impressionists handled the war and the aftermath in different ways.
We can look at a painting and instantly say “That’s an Impressionist painting!” We may not know which painter did it or even when it was painted, but we know the style. The question arises, how do we know?
When we think of watercolor flowers and ballet dancers, it’s easy to assume that the Impressionists lived in a peaceful serene time, but nothing could be further from the truth! The world was changing in France and everywhere! Revolution was on!
Welcome to Tata University! From the onset of Shari Tata each of our collections have been inspired by a passion of its designer. We started with "Farm Fresh", which advocated for buying local and supporting local farmers, we then explored the literature of Charles Dickens with our "Queen Vicky" collection which explored the Victorian Age in which Dickens wrote. "Mad about Wine" brought us to 60's fashion and an exploration of fine wines - a passion Shari inherited from her father! "Postcards From Italy" brought us Shari's love of all things Italian from the Romans to the Renaissance to the present...