1770-1780 French suit (detail) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - "This was male power dressing: the richer the silk fabrics and the more elaborate the silk embroidery, the more costly the clothing was, a walking demonstration of the owner's wealth and power as well as his taste. The light, bright colors would also have shown well in a room lit only by candles, and drawn attention to the wearer." Found via Two Nerdy History Girls.
Cyril E. Power, English, 1872–1951, Acrobats, about 1933, Color linocut - artist best known for his linocut prints, long-standing artistic partnership with Canadian artist Sybil Andrews and for co-founding The Grosvenor School Of Modern Art in London in 1925. He was also a successful architect and teacher.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Power)