A Portrait of a Woman

Hugues Merle (French, 1823-1881): A Portrait of a Woman (Oil on canvas) – Merle developed his own technical approach that distanced him from Cogniet… He replaced warm colors with a high-contrast, jewel-like palette… His paintings became sparsely populated and the remaining figures grew in proportion to fill the canvas… As the figures grew, they became more idealized with an emphasis on line over color…

Hugues Merle A Portrait of a Woman

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