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Girl in a Basin :: Paul Delaroche

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Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) Girl in a Basin

Oil on canvas, 1845 Private collection

[ The bared girl lies in a fountain bowl. Near to a fountain at a wall the harp lies. The fine landscape on a background immerses us in antiq atmosphere. ]

image: Public domain

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User   User Rating: 400  March 28, 2019

An interesting interpretation of nudity - the girl seems to be a statue, part of the sculpture and architectural ensemble. And this is achieved not only by the shade of her skin, which turns out really unnatural in the rays of the setting sun. But the author chose a pose for the heroine, which is peculiar to the monument rather - it is spectacular, picturesque, but not natural and very static. The entire foreground, including architectural and sculptural elements, seems monotonous, almost monolithic. [Expand]


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