See William Holman Hunt's 'Il Dolce Far Niente' in our exhibition, 'Reflections: Van Eyck & the Pre-Raphaelites'. Members go free. Pre-book tickets online and save:
The painting's Italian title means ‘It is sweet to do nothing’, and it is simply a celebration of female beauty. The woman’s tumbling locks and the richly textured dress breathe sensuality, but she is wearing an engagement ring, which implies respectability.
Photos from Van Gogh Museum's post - Van Gogh Museum 2018-04-23 12:51
Van Gogh Museum
The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt), Vincent van Gogh (1890) and Print after Rembra