Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stitching the Standard

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Edmund Blair Leighton
(English, 1853-1922)
Stitching the Standard, 1911
Oil on canvas

This painting is so gorgeous! I love the colors, the way she's perched on the wall, and the tiny glimpse of her shoes! The colors seem a bit unusual to me (you don't usually see so much yellow and black together) but it works so well! I get an impression of sweetness and strength.


  1. The hair is different, but she kinda reminds me of Eowyn from LOTR.