jeudi 8 mars 2012

Doris Ulmann

A little girl between seven and ten years old takes a step towards the viewer. Her splayed hands suggest she’s unsure of her footing, her feet positioned as if walking a plank or a tightrope. The dust covering her feet and hands—both rather large for a child her size—suggest an existence of manual labor. The cuffed sleeves on her white dress reveal that it’s too large for her small frame, its age betrayed by the stretched pocket and the many stains. It is a very simple dress, almost utilitarian, its only concession to vanity the vaguely floral shape of its collar.
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