Desire and Fulfillment

Desire and FulfillmentHere is one of my favorite images of all time, Desire and Fulfillment by Jan Toorop, 1893. It’s a large pastel that hangs in the Musee d’Orsay, where I originally fell in love with it. They keep it in a glass case with some other fragile drawings in a room with black walls and very subdued lighting. Click the thumb for a closer look – the real one is about 3 feet wide (76 x 90 cm).