dorelia

Dorelia by Lamplight, at Toulouse (1903-04). Gwen John (Welsh, 1876-1939). Oil on canvas.

In John’s work, as in Whistler’s, the atmosphere of a portrait is just as important as the display of personality or the narration of biography. Wishing to be free of family expectations and, perhaps, of her brother Augustus’ fame, John moved to Paris in 1904. En route John made three paintings of her travelling companion Dorelia McNeil.

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this is the most adorable video omg is he talking about dorelia???? awwwwwww 

anonymous asked:

if you go to wikipedia (switch the language to english) you'll see he has 3 daughters: pepper, dorelia (born in 2012) and oriana (2016)

SO IT’S OFFICIAL. HE’S A FATHER OF 3 DAUGHTERS WITH LOVELY NAMES. EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CRY FOR 2 WEEKS <33