The word silhouette comes from Etienne de Silhouette, an 18th French finance minister who was known for his tightfisted economic standards. It was used with the art form because before photography, silhouette profiles cut from black card were the cheapest way to record a person's appearance. Today, silhouettes are a trend in interior design, not used out of financial necessity, and often painted rather than cut. Do you have any?
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