Eugène Carrière (French, 1849–1906)
This picture of a girl’s first communion, which probably dates to around 1896, reflects Carrière’s interest in Christian subjects. Rather than representing the religious ceremony, however, Carrière conveys the mystical aspect of the event through the figure’s stylized form, expressionless face, and ghostly presence. This depiction of spiritual and physical purity, emphasized here by the prevalence of the color white, is in keeping with the Symbolist era’s fascination with childhood innocence and feminine virtue.
Do Ho Suh, Specimen Series: New York City Apartment -1 (detail), 2011. Polyester fabric dimensions variable Edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.
His owner told me that according to a Native American myth, dogs with different colored eyes can see both heaven and earth.
Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.