A Looking out o’Window, Sunshine1881 by Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema

A Looking out o’Window, Sunshine (?1881, Opus 81) is by far the most outstanding of her paintings that I have found, with its captivating portrayal of childhood, radiant lightness, and its play of reflections on the glass of the window. It is also composed so as to reverse the normal balance in brightness between indoors and out: in reality, of course, outdoor light levels would have been much greater than those indoors, but the artist has managed to ‘cheat’ that by her choice of light colors in the interior wood, clothing, and chair.
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