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
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eye Candy for Today: Greenhill’s Lady as a Shepherdess

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:55 pm

A Lady as a Shepherdess, John Greenhill
A Lady as a Shepherdess, John Greenhill

On Google Art Project, also downloadable high-res from Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Though she is well presented, I don’t think Greenhhill has gone out of his way to flatter the sitter — or the sheep.

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  1. Comment by Yuri
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    It is surprising how computer screen flattens these types of multi-layered paintings. Looks boring and almost without colour but look at it in person and it will come alive.

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