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The Political Lady

19 days ago   |   By Happy Catholic

The Political Lady , James Tissot A better title translation might be The Ambitious Lady. Google Arts & Culture comments:
The political arena inhabited by this painting's subject is a social one. The visual narrative Tissot unfolds throughout the composition implies that this young woman aims to improve her own position by making herself a stylish and vital guest in the ballrooms and salons frequented by the French upper class. As described in an exhibition catalogue published by the Arthur Tooth Gallery in London, where this work was shown in 1886, the central figure's pink dress, “...
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