Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thomas Eakins' (1844-1916) Melancholy Women of Summer

If you follow this blog, you already know that I am drawn to close-up portraits that capture the essence of a person without being distracted by their clothing or surroundings. They seem to me to be more honest depictions reflecting either the painter's bias or the sitter's mood.

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Alice Kurtz

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Weda_Cook 1891

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Miss Lucy Lewis 1896

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Mrs. Leigo

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Maude Cooks 1895
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