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|1. Senora Sebasa Garcia, Goya||2. The House of Cards, Jean Chardin||3. Soap Bubbles, Jean Chardin|
|4. The Lute Player, Orazio Gentileschi||5. Two Women at a Window
|6. The Artist's Garden at Eragny
|7. Girl with a Hoop
|8. The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil
|9. The Olive Orchard
Vincent Van Gogh
|10. Young Girl Reading
Jean Honore Fragonard
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There is no significance to the numbering of the images.
The Goya painting has a Rembrandt-like quality, partly because of the palette, and partly because of the quiet dignity of the subject.
The National Gallery of Art website presents two interpretations of Murillo's Two Women at a Window. I refuse to accept the darker interpretation, and offer two items in support of my view:
If the older women were a procuress, there would be no reason for her to conceal her face.
If the alternative interpretation is correct, this painting is out of keeping with Murillo's other work.
These photos were made with a hand-held Nikon D7000 camera, using ambient light only.
6 July 2013: I added the painting by Fragonard to this collection. I'd like be able to say that I returned to the Washington D.C. area just to photograph this painting, but this would not be true. (My wife and I were visiting our daughter, who is a research intern at Johns Hopkins for the summer).
Last update: 6 July, 2013