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Eye Candy for Today: Lerolle’s Organ Rehearsal

The Organ Rehearsal, Henry Lerolle
The Organ Rehearsal, Henry Lerolle

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use Fullscreen link and zoom or download arrow.


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5 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Lerolle’s Organ Rehearsal”

  1. What an incredibly lovely painting. I rarely use lovely but could think of no other word so appropriate. I’ve never seen this. Once again thanks Charley. Somehow the composition reminds me of the bold things Degas was doing.

    1. Yes, I know what you mean about Degas’ compositions: http://www.linesandcolors.com/2011/09/20/degas-and-the-ballet-picturing-movement/

      This is a rather amazing and daring composition when you think of it — two huge triangles on top of each other, one light one dark, with the singer popping up into the light almost in silhouette, balanced by the highlighted sheet music in the hands of the seated figure (the artist’s wife – the singer is her sister). Striking and, you’re right — lovely.

  2. Your “Eye Candy” posts are such fun. We can put our noses on some great paintings without being scolded by the guards.

    1. Or worse, beeped at by those horrible automated proximity systems!

      Thanks, James.

      Other readers who are by some chance not familiar with James Gurney’s superb blog, Gurney Journey, should visit it immediately (but I’ll first give my Timesink Warning – grin).

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    Lerolle is one of the 74,834 people who received a little red ribbon for the degree of Knight (Chevalier) in the Legion of Honour established by Napoleon.
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henri_Lerolle_by_Pierre-Auguste_Renoir.jpg