Thursday, March 13, 2014

Compelling Faces in Art - Vincent van Gogh, Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du Tambourin.

Vincent van Gogh’s “Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du Tambourin.” This face is almost expressionless, but it is not inactive. It displays a certain resignation, emphasized by the resting pose of the body. She offers her face to be looked at in all its stillness. A stillness that is also full of hidden movement, on the verge of change, whether into sadness or into a smile: sadness in the drooping eyes; a smile beginning to curl itself into view. Is the resignation evolving into realization?

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