The Needlewoman
Diego Velázquez - circa 1635-1643
896 x 1119 • 190 KB
Probably painted for his own pleasure, this unfinished canvas allows us to observe Velázquez’ working methods. Note the broadly, yet carefully defined, composition – particularly how the diagonals of the cushion and the fabric, as well as the woman’s glance, all converge on her active, sketchily indicated hands. The entire painting reveals Velázquez’s characteristic silvery tone.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1635-1643
Artist age:Approximately 44 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 74 cm (29.13 in.), Width: 60 cm (23.62 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 18 June 2003.
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