since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
i always wander about those models...were they just bored and thinking " when this will be finished, i'm hungry"...or was it something special, a moment to think about their life - and that is to be seen inside the finished art.
Interesting subject as it has only recently been discovered that some of the Pre-Raph painters used hypnotism (called Mesmerism then) to keep their models in line and in pose. This one just looks rather bored to me!
yeah it does, mesmerism?!that's really interesting!i must check this out, thanks!
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