Today’s “Ball” selection is by Danish painter Carl Thomsen. In this work a young woman is lying awake in bed after that evening’s party. Her dress and other articles can be seen scattered about the floor and bedside chair. With eyes wide open, it seems that falling to sleep will be difficult. I assume she’s still processing whatever transpired at the party, which could’ve been either highly exciting or deeply traumatic for her. One can only guess if she’s in shock over something tragic that occurred or merely wired from her a busy night out.
Those question aside, I love the details throughout this work, especially the ornament design in the wooden bed and the delicate rendering of the curtain folds.