Friday, April 4, 2008

"Wise One"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite

I usually beeline to Jean Leon Gerome's paintings in museums - they are all extraordinary. His 'Portrait of a Woman' is like an old friend. I say my formal hello to this unknown, wise woman on my visits to the 'Tute'. On this occasion, she almost looks as if she disapproves of the modern-day, casual clothes on the two woman before her - bra straps and all. Or maybe she's thinking how lucky the future generations are.

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1 comment:

n. rhodes harper said...

I know what she is thinking. Where is my Frappacino, love those tank tops, and thankyou God for putting me in a Karin Jurick painting! The colors are so vibrant and wonderful, I love it!