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Study in Black and Green  1906

by John White Alexander

The idealized, impassive woman, shown as if she were a precious object, was a favorite turn-of-the-century subject and one particularly suited to Alexander’s temperament. Here, a young beauty is absorbed in nothing more consequential than pinning a bauble or blossom to the low neckline of her elegant evening gown. The skirt’s sinuous striped pattern, the curves at the knee...
50 x 40 1/8 in. (127 x 101.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art