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.
Eye Candy for Today: Romà Ribera’s Woman in Evening Gown