Friday, 2 March 2012

Jean-François Gilles Colson and The Sleeper

'The Sleeper' (1759) by Jean-François Gilles Colson; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

I had some problems finding an artist and painting for today. This one is rather sweet and the painter is Jean-François Gilles Colson, born and died on the 2nd of March (resp. 1733 and 1803). I got the exact dates from this site. Colson was tutored by his father and became a reputable portrait painter. I like the sleeping girl in this portrait, and also the warm colours, but I'm not sure about the cat in the background. Looks a bit scary to me. What do you think?

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