The Crystal Ball1902
The painting shows a young woman in a red dress gazing into the ball, apparently weaving a spell with the aid of a book and a skull. We can also see the influence of the Italian Renaissance with vertical and horizontal lines, along with circles "rather than the pointed arches of the Gothic".
- 120.7 x 78.7 cm
- Oil on canvas
- Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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The painting has been restored to show the skull which had been covered with curtains by a previous owner.