September 8th, 2011
Odilon Roche (1868-1947)
Repos, date unknown, watercolor on paper
The lighter stripe along the blonde’s leg. The way the brunette’s arm rests on the blonde’s hip with their fingers almost touching. The blonde’s hair echoing the golden smears worked into the purple behind them like clawmarks or licks of flame. The green silk (or water) wrapped around the blonde’s wrist. Golden bracelets near the light chestnut tuft. Smoke & violet. Suggestion of something other than repose about to begin or just having ended.
More of Roche’s art at artnet.com.