Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alfred Stevens - Lady at a Window Feeding Birds

Alfred Stevens: Lady at a Window Feeding Birds, ca 1859 (Private collection)


  1. That's a neat painting. I'm sure there must be more, but I cannot recall another painting where someone is feeding a bird on a balcony from behind a curtain. It's a unique subject.

  2. I didn’t really notice the small bird before! I like the colors and the subtle movement. I don’t know much about paintings (although after visiting the Prado and the Hermitage it is getting better). In Vienna they are completely ecstatic about Gustav Klimt, but I prefer a bit more realistic paintings like the one above.

  3. Rob, I like the colors too. I don't consider myself any kind of art aficionado. I like more realistic and pretty paintings too. Funny you mention Klimt. I just watched a documentary about Nazi art theft titled, "The Rape of Europa," in which Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer Portrait featured prominently in the beginning.

  4. Looting art during war is of all times. Napoleon stole a lot of art from all the countries he occupied. In the Louvre you can still find Dutch paintings which were never returned to their rightful owners…


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