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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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Frederic Leighton’s Lachrymae

Posted by Charley Parker at 3:43 pm

Lachrymae by Frederic, Lord Leighton
Lachrymae by Frederic, Lord Leighton.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click on “Fullscreen” under then image, then use zoom or download arrow. There is an image of the painting in the ornate, portal-like frame Leighton chose for it here.

“Lachrymae” is latin for “tears”.

3 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Frederic Leighton’s Lachrymae »

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  1. Comment by maria
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    beautiful. love the distinct, gauzy layers of fabric and the glowing, life-like skin tones. just beautiful.

  2. Comment by Aelle
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    Please, is there any detailed info on the frame, Charley? Fits the perfect painting like a glove. I’d say, really, the man has taste, and so do you, for choosing it.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    The only information I’ve seen on the frame is the description on the Met Museum site. It is dramatic, though, isn’t it?

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