The Portrait of Three Girls

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1. The portrait of Three Girls is a very fashionable piece of art. The portrait is painted by William Larkin who is an English artist basically from Great Britain. Larkin is often referred as the Curtain Master, because he quite interesting includes characteristic curtains to frame most of his figures in his portraits. The portrait is very bright and flashy with strong lightning, the colors used for the flesh in the portrait are very polished and all very close attention has been given to the rich fabrics in the picture like the jewelry, accessories adorn by the girls the oriental carpet in the picture. The colors are very interesting like expensive jewelry and is decorated quite heavily. Not just the natural side but the artificial part of the portrait that is the jewelry and the fabric is described in a very detail manner by the artist.

2. The portrait of the three girls is a mysterious artwork. After looking at it carefully observing the details in the art, we could figure out a lot of things about the work. A lot of details are very interesting like the outfit of the girls in the picture is matching, something like a modern family uniform. It is difficult to stick to the fashion when putting it on the canvas since fashions never stays stagnant it is always changing, the clothing style used in the picture helps us identify era period and status. Details like low necklines, laced collars, high waistlines gives an idea that the painting goes back to somewhere around 1620’s. Besides that the expensive textile and costly jewelry worn by the girls in the picture creates an impression that they belong to a wealthy family.

3. The visual elements are related to each other. The portrait of three girls begins its existence as a line drawing, these lines cross over each other to create shapes. The shapes are filled

with bright colors and rich tone to form a pattern.…...

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2012 Powell Texts
and
Contexts 16
April
2012 “A
Portrait
of
the
Artist
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