Monday, June 2, 2014


Summer makes many long for dark, cool interiors and huge green plants. This painting Studio Interior by the famous American painter William Merritt Chase [1849-1916] is a great example of Orientalist art and Victorian decorating sensibilities. It bridges the gap between Impressionism and Neoclassist, half-Orientalist styles. It has a very interesting dynamic. Note the clothing, what odd raiment against the room.

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