R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,

Auguste Toulmouche - Carnaval (1854)

Today I would like to share a work by French painter Auguste Toulmouche. Dressed in a stunning outfit and patiently standing before the clock, this young woman, with one hand at her hip and the other holding a mask, is eager to proceed with the carnival, which I understand includes a parade as part of a massive street celebration. Her attention is definitely fixed on the time, however, observing her blank expression, some might speculate she’s more weary than excited about her upcoming engagement.

That aside, I love the subdued use of color throughout this scene, especially the emerald chair upholstery, the blue decoration on the vase, and the light brown of the rug.
Tags: before and after the ball may 2018
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