Thursday, August 27, 2009


A panel by Esteban Maroto and, below it, his inspiration by John Atkinson Grimshaw. Grimshaw inspired himself by painting several very similar such paintings.

Esteban Maroto

John Atkinson Grimshaw—Iris—1886

2 comments: said...

Interesting to compare the relative leg lengths (unsurprisingly longer for Maroto) and the shape of the pelvis and hips.

Doruk said...

I also find it interesting to look at the use of the differently-shaped wings and how they have changed the compositional arrangement of the figure. The amount of the lean of her torso also contributes to this, if I am not being totally off-the-target.