Beyond Gobbledigook

Woman playing a lute

Posted in Oil on canvas by Jessica on February 21, 2009

Woman playing a lute by Giuseppe Maria Crespi, 1700-1705, Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This painting was in the collection of 18th century art that focused on capturing simple, human emotions and the beauty found in everyday life. Crespi’s work really stood out to me because I think it did the best job of this, as I could really feel the whimsical pleasure the woman derives from playing the lute from the way her head is turned and the red in her cheeks. The composition of the piece is also aesthetically pleasing: I especially appreciate the use of shape and space.

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