This is an amazing work of art. I’ve seen it in person …. It’s home is the Ponce Art Museum in Puerto Rico!
I visited her frequently!!
“Flaming June” by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), a famous Victorian painting, has come to New York for the first time for a solo turn at the Frick Collection, Ken Johnson writes in this review for The New York Times.
Anyone who’s ever perused books of late-19th-century British art will instantly recognize the idyllic image of a young woman in a sheer, incandescent orange dress curled up in sleep on piles of drapery on a marble bench, with a sunstruck Mediterranean in the distance. She’s particularly memorable for her disproportionately long and muscular right thigh. Tightly wrapped in diaphanous fabric, it extends from buttock to bended knee across the lower middle of the picture, practically dwarfing the upper part of her body. Leighton based her pose on Michelangelo’s sculpture “Night” and on a copy of his lost painting “Leda and the Swan,”both of which feature similarly bent legs with powerful…
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