Winding The Skein
Winding the skein, 1878, Frederic Leighton, England, 100.3cmx 161.3cm, Oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales
The artist follows the classical painting principles and paints with academics rigor and depicts the mothers and daughters who wrap the wool around. Young mother sitting on a stool, beautifully taking the yarn, the performance of the dress presents a classic style. The little girl is full of focus with the mother, twisting the body, a childish. The artist pays attention to the artistic treatment of body and line, making the picture simple and rich. Leighton's performance of the classical way of life, so that works have rigid sense, and reveals the lack of real emotional shortcomings.