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Say Hello to the Girls!

 

 

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The girls have arrived! The quality is quite excellent. The faces are slightly different to the original Veronese version (centre bottom.) These have a more noticeably 18th century feel, especially the girl to the left. One can easily make out the François Boucher influence in her features. The dresses are beautifully done. I’m wondering if the background was originally as dark as it is now, or if it was blue grey as was Veronese’s intent.

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23 comments on “Say Hello to the Girls!

  1. anisioluiz2008
    March 6, 2017

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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  2. Hariod Brawn
    March 6, 2017

    Looks good unframed — you’ll keep it so?

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  3. tildeb
    March 6, 2017

    Stunning.

    The blue porcelain enriches and adds depth and luster to the the grain of the dark wood below and makes the subtle colours in the picture almost pop. You have to look at it all.

    The sleekness of the picture’s edges compliments the furniture that acts like a base to the whole setting against the mat walls.

    Just beautiful to behold.

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  4. Steve Ruis
    March 6, 2017

    Such a provocative title! (American slang: some women refer to their breasts as “the girls.”)

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  5. ourfrenchoasis
    March 6, 2017

    They look fabulous especially with the blue porcelain in front. Very effective.

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  6. john zande
    March 6, 2017

    Gorgeous colouring. Frame coming?

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    • Not sure yet. (By the minute) It’s looking more likely that it might be going near you.

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      • john zande
        March 6, 2017

        Huh? Why are they traveling?

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      • So I can make a living? 😛 You see, I’m not employed by the NYT 😛

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      • john zande
        March 6, 2017

        Nor am I 😉 My company is, though.

        So, the girls are coming to SP?

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      • Yep! To the same collector as the Bacchus and Ariadne. He was telling me last night they’ve just had a party to celebrate the purchase of their 500th painting. I think I’ll never cease to be amazed by the way some people live in your land 🙂

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      • john zande
        March 7, 2017

        As you well know, the wealthy here are beyond fabulously wealthy (comparitvely speaking). Even the corruption is fabulously over-the-top. have you been follwing the figures these bastards have pilferred? Not a few million here and there, not even tens of millions, but hundreds of millions, and the governor of Minas is approaching ONE BILLION. Now, that is exceptional corruption.

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      • Absolutely. I don’t think I’ve seen the same degree of wealth (in private hands) as it exists in Brazil anywhere else in the world.

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      • john zande
        March 7, 2017

        By “see it” you of course mean, flying overhead in Eurocopters 😉

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      • Or flipping through one of those “Mesas” books

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  7. acflory
    March 6, 2017

    They’re lovely, Pinky. That spot is sensational and the whole composition is perfect. Pity they have to go. 😦

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    • I thought they’d be here for at least a year or two! But I’m trying to get back into a rhythm. If I keep my mind occupied with productive things, it leaves less time for it to wander off into dark places.

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      • acflory
        March 7, 2017

        Ah, I do understand that. I’m glad we got to see them in such a lovely setting. Of course, the one downside to on-selling The Girls, is that you’ll then have to turn around and find something equally lovely for that spot. Can’t leave it empty, now can you? mwahahahahaha!

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