Eye Candy for Today: Romà Ribera’s De soirée

De soiree, Roma Ribera
De soirée (“Evening”), Romà Ribera

Link is to zoomable version on the Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – MNAC, Barcelona.

Beautifully economical and richly painterly, Ribera’s portrayal of a young woman engaged in simple activity is a quiet captured moment.

It’s interesting to compare his handling of the face, hair and figure in this work to the softer handling in his painting, Woman in Evening Gown, which I featured in a previous Eye Candy post.

 
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