What is her hand telling her? The Line of Love (1915) was

What is her hand telling her? The Line of Love (1915) was

6/12/2021, 3:30:14 PM
What is her hand telling her? The Line of Love (1915) was painted by the American artist Harry Willson Watrous (1857–1940) during a time that artists started to get more interested in abstract art. The transition from figurative art styles to abstract art was gradual in most countries, as artists were exploring new forms of art which allowed viewers to form their own interpretation and make the artworks more timeless. Watrous painted this work during a time when his portraits of elegant women became increasingly stylized. It almost looks like a silhouette against the wall. But Watrous did pay careful attention to the details in this work, which becomes clear when looking at her hair and the semi-transparent fabric on top of her dress. And finally, what is she doing? She seems to hold a small magnifying in her hand to study her hand. We cannot see any ring on her hand yet, so maybe she is trying to read something about her future love life by the lines on her hand? Or does she have a decision to make? #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #AmericanArt #AmericanArtist #AmericanPainter #Love #LoveLife #Hand #Reading #FigurativeArt #HandReading #Portrait #PortraitPainting #Watrous

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