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From Shelley Esaak, About.com GuideJune 18, 2008
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Wow! He packed all that into such a tiny size?! I have to admit, I never cared for his work — until I saw it in person. Reproductions just don’t hold a candle to the real thing!
(Hopper’s work, on the other hand, for me does better in reproductions. His paint is too thin over the canvas for me.)
Ample and ampler praise for the womanly figure!
Hmmm… These bathing beauties seem to move beyond the merely “rubenesque,” more into the realm of “burly” or “yikes, look at the forearms on that lady on the left”!
It’s interesting that you can already see the classic straight-down facial profile that Picasso used all the time in his cubist portraits.
This is one of those images that lends itself to modern updating…instead of the mirror (I think it’s a mirror)…they could be passing around a new Amazon Kindle…
and yes…those are some mighty healthy women…
I suddenly feel…svelte.
It’s so sculptural!
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