I really love these images. There is something about Gala that is really captivating. Light and intense at the same time.
Dali never underplays her strength.
I adore this exact type of laying down strokes of paint. Almost no absolute defined lines — with forms seeming to just emerge out of blackness.
The Violet’s Message , 1854
The Knight Errant, 1870
John Henry Newman (1881)
Wonderful composition with these pyramids intermingling alongside the rectilinear shapes
Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple Vittore Carpaccio
Look at the hands.. the delicacy of it
(Madonna and Child Enthroned between Saints Louis of Toulouse, Anthony of Padua, Anna, Joachim, Francis, and Bernardino of Siena) — circle late 1400s
I love how the backgrounds in these compositions actually pop forward
Giovanni Bellini, The Feast of the Gods, 1514/29