He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Eye Candy for Today; Cabanel portrait

Posted by Charley Parker at 6:00 pm

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, by Alexandre Cabanel
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe by Alexandre Cabanel.

Late 19th century full-length portraits like this were said to be done in the “Grand Style”, pulling out the stops to make the best presentation of the subject.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click “Fullscreen” and zoom or use download arrow.

3 comments for Eye Candy for Today; Cabanel portrait »

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  1. Comment by Lorette
    Monday, February 4, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    What a beautiful woman! Elegant and aristocratic, and yet so modest. Not a single piece of jewellery on her, because she might have donated everything towards her philantropic activities. She was the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bravo!
    She deserves to be portrayed and admired in every possible way.

  2. Comment by Bill Carman
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Simply gorgeous.

  3. Comment by Alvin Richard
    Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Saw this painting two weeks ago at the Met and it did cease me on the spot. In real life, it takes your breath away!

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