Edward-Darley-Boit

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882 
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925), American 

The painting is square and enormous; its size is almost eight feet square. What makes it so astonishing is the way in which the painter commanded space. One critic, when the painting was first exhibited, called it four corners and a void, because they found it so bizarre that everything was so disconnected from each other. It’s almost like the girls had been playing a game and somebody yelled stop, and they all stopped, wherever they happened to be. — at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.