February 20, 2012

Beautiful Lace

Isn't this piece of lace quite beautiful? 

Look at it again more closely. Do you see it?

The lace is really part of the painting below.
The lace is from a close up photo I took of his left knee.

I have always been facinated with the detail of fabrics and lace shown in paintings.  This painting is at The Getty in Los Angeles,  and I use it here as an example to show the detail the artist achieved while painting the lace.  There are so many beautiful paintings, but I wanted to show detail from a painting whose subject would ordinarily just receive a passing glance from me.


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What beautiful brushstrokes on a regal ...man? Peace , Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

quilt32 said...

This is simply amazing - on the part of the artist and the person who made the lace.
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