Monday, January 24, 2011

Between Madonna & Child and Old Woman

Literally, as those are the paintings on the wall behind this 26-year-old society wife.

It took a lot of self-control to successfully fill that role. The resulting tensions are reflected in the picture. Its top and bottom halves are bisected by the horizontal neckline of her dress (and the back of the sofa), helping draw attention to her tangle of fingers which perhaps belie her state of mind.