Friday, 27 November 2009

mourning picture

I found a stunning picture in my dissertertation book today by Edwin Romanzo Elmer, the 1890 family portrait depicts the artist, his wife, and their daughter Effie who had died shortly before it was painted. The painting is noted for its intricate detail and the contrast between the mourning family, who sits in relative darkness, and the dead daughter, who is bathed in sunlight.

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