Replica of Beata Beatrix by Charles Fairfax Murray 1900-1910
This work appeals to me because of the ethereal quality Rossetti achieves using a sfumato style of painting (blurred edges). The attitude he chooses for the model’s head—
chin raised, eyes closed, hands relaxed in her lap—
reminds me of someone waiting for something mysterious to happen. And the mystery is enhanced by the array of symbolism. Read more.
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