Here is the fifth of sixteen of my favorite artworks depicting romantic love in its various forms. I'll be adding one artwork a day to the blog until Valentine's Day!
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My Sister Is Not In, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
A young woman is preventing a suitor from entering into their home to pay a visit to her sister. The coy sister, however, has nudged up against the side of a chair to secretly listen to the young man's affectionate pleas.
Some of my favorite subtle details:
-The man's fingers peeking through.
-The word "SALVE" ("Welcome") on the ground.
-The coy girl's feet.
Can you figure out the significance of each?
Also, there's a detail I'm not sure about... Is that a sleeping cupid statue on the arm of the chair?
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