Portrait of a Young Lady  1600

by Federico Barocci

The aristocratic female figure stands luminous and cool against a dark background, turning her head towards us, looking down at the spectators whose gazes begin at the elegantly interlaced hands and are led upwards along the arms to the expressive eyes. [br] [b]The painting's composition[/b] The white silk dress shines like mother-of-pearl. The gold necklace echoes the o...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark