Monday, March 12, 2012

The End of the Ball - Rogelio de Egusquiza

This is a pretty painting. But the interesting part, in my opinion, is the study photograph it is clearly based on. I love the way they've propped up her train on a stool to make it look like it is swishing.


  1. This is really interesting! Although I must say, after seeing the stool in the photo I can't stop imagining a little invisible tuffet hovering under her train in the painting.

    It's also interesting to see the brace holding the man's hand up in the photo, and the reduction of the woman's waist size between photo and painting.

    Have you seen the similar comparisons people have done for Norman Rockwell's paintings? It can be fun to see the small changes he made and guess why he made them.