Ballerina. Herbert James Draper (British, 1863-1920). Draper is best known for his dramatic and romantic paintings of sweeping mythological and literary subjects. His work displays a keen sense of drama and color, with subjects or entire art works depicted in a singular, closely related color . Although almost reaching a point of being monochromatic, Draper’s color style is clearly defined and brings about a dream like feeling. Ballerina is a primary example of Draper’s color use.
Herbert James Draper, The Gates of Dawn (detail)
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Pot Pourri by Herbert James Draper, 1864-1920. 1897. Oil on canvas, 51 x 68.5 cm. Tate Gallery, London.
"Day and the Dawnstar" (1906), Herbert James Draper
Clyties of the Mist (detail) - Herbert James Draper (1912)
"The Lament for Icarus", detail, 1898, Herbert James Draper #Draper #Icarus
Study for Ulysses and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper, c. 1909 femalebeautyinart:
Herbert James Draper (1863-1920) Lament for Icarus Oil on canvas Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light