Women in repose.
I think it reminds me that the artist found this sight beautiful enough to paint. And generations of people found it captivating.
And not only did the artist find her beautiful, but the artist found her as beautiful as the blue that is the shadow of her knee.
It’s a lovely blue that was chosen to express the loveliness of that knee. And an equally lovely pink to express the loveliness of her calf.
How lovely to remember that I can look at women every day and remember that they’re as lovely as my favorite shade of purple.
Maybe that’s the artist’s gift to society. To remind us that the things we don’t always look at are still beautiful.