Thursday, June 24, 2010

Indian Girls

Two Nautch Girls a sketch by the American painter Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903). Weeks was a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme and made several journeys to India. In my humble opinion he is one of the greatest Orientalist painters.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A modern Sphinx

Iris by the great Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). She looks like a modern Sphinx asking her riddles.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Diana Surprised

Diana surprised by the French painter Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911). A typical classical subject which for Lefebvre was so famous in the salon.