Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Tired Femme Fatale

Albayde (1848) by the French painter Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889).

It's a nearly perfect drawn picture. The name is taken from Orientalist poem and refers to an odalisque. Cabanel shows this lethargic and content figure as an object of visual pleasure.
She is lazy, seductive but also dangerous, she's a real femme fatale.

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