Something about this painting keeps calling me back today. I hadn't seen it in years, and had never paid it much mind. But this morning I stumbled across it while visiting The Inimitable Phillips and it grabbed me. Sure, I'm immediately drawn to the genre, the lighting, textures, clothing...and of course the technical skill of the artist. Yes, it's a mournful subject, but it's also just crazy-beautiful.
"Forladt" (Abandoned), by Danish painter/illustrator Frants Henningsen 1850-1908