Lines and Colors art blog

Eye Candy for Today: Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s portrait of The Empress Eugénie

The Empress Eugenie, Franz Xaver Winterhalter
The Empress Eugénie, Franz Xaver Winterhalter

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the zoom or download links below the image on their page.

The painting’s finished feeling, when viewed from the proper distance, belies the painterly, almost casual and sketch-like handling when seen in detail.