Saturday, June 4, 2011
Saturday Salon: A Favorite Painting
The Blue Veil by American Impressionist Edmund Tarbell (1862 - 1938)
This quietly reflective painting has the aura of a book I'm currently reading: THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins. It evokes the very same mood.. I love the use of that deep, almost lavender blue, against the creams and white, anchored by that splash of green on the hat. The darkish red of her up-swept hair beneath the wind blown veil.. There seems to be something of the fading light of dusk about the figure. A wonderful, evocative painting.
To read an overview of painter Edmund Tarbell and his work, please go here.