Thursday, October 16, 2014

Head of a young woman



Head of a young woman Head of a Young Woman Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, Tournus 1725–1805 Paris) The model’s head is slightly thrown back and her lips are parted to suggest high emotion. Her loose gown and dark vest are a form of fancy dress. In painting the tendrils of hair against pale soft skin, Greuze displays the extraordinary finesse for which he was famous.