Friday, February 18, 2011

John Everett Millais - Waking 1865




Oil on canvas
Lent by Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland to the Tate

Millais posed his second daughter Mary for this image of a young girl sitting bolt upright, stirred by birdsong. It represents a blended stylistic approach: the heavy knitted blanket and its tasselled edge bunched around the bed frame rendered with Pre-Raphaelite precision, the decorative bands of colour and abrupt cropping more indicative of Aestheticism.

2 comments:

Elisabethbaysset said...

Quel beau rendu , c'est magnifique ! EB .

Hermes said...

Wonderful isn't it. I found it on thr Tate Gallery site.