Saturday, 29 December 2012

The Flower Girl

Having praised Murillo's The Flower Girl (1670) yesterday, I thought I should show it on my blog. It seems to have been cleaned since I last visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which owns the painting. This is a brighter picture than I recall. At first glance it seems merely a painting of a pretty girl, but look closer and you can see the hint of a hard life in that young face. She seems uncertain whether to smile or not. Maybe if you bought one of her flowers.... (CLICK.)


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