Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Claudine At Rest" Jules Pascin

This is a painting by Jules Pascin called "Claudine At Rest", it is an oil on canvas, and was completed in 1923. Pascin developed a technique in which she used pale color washes in the painting. The pale color of the woman's skin gives an almost translucent effect. The mood set by the painting is somewhat erotic and melancholy. Pascin was known for his paintings of prostitutes which we assume the woman in the painting is by her appearance. I chose this painting because I think the colors are beautiful and I like how the colors of the woman are almost identical to the colors of the background. I also love how the facial expression of the woman allows the viewer to feel sympathy for her and feel her pain.

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