R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,

Gustave Henri Colin - La Toilette (Avant le Bal)

Tonight’s “Ball” selection is by French painter Gustave Henri Colin. Before this evening out, a young woman looks before the mirror while her friend leans in to offer advice or support. My eye notices to ornate frame of the mirror, the necklaces hanging outside the jewelry box, and that beautiful fabric over the chair. The seated woman appears pensive, and her face is presented in perfect profile, which seems somewhat unnatural to me. She doesn’t register any thoughts or emotions for me. I am more convinced by the presentation her friend, who seems comfortable and inquisitive while leaning over the chair.
Tags: before and after the ball may 2018
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