Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
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- Anais Nin
 

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Alfred Stevens genre scene

Posted by Charley Parker at 7:03 pm

Alfred Stevens
After the Ball by Alfred Stevens.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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5 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Alfred Stevens genre scene »

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  1. Comment by Mary Sheehan Winn
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    fantastic paintings. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Comment by Lorette
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    ‘After the ball’ is entitled in French ‘Une convalescente’ which I reckon is more appropriate, considering Stevens became a realistic painter in Paris. At heart he remained a Belgian although he was known as the Fleming who was more Parisian than most Parisians.

  3. Comment by r
    Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    the new “vertical detail” idea is great

  4. Comment by ceparie
    Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    oh to see this in person….
    wow

  5. Comment by jessikoch
    Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 3:06 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I always enjoyed this style of painting. The textures are so rich and alive.

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