This ideal is reflected in her work

This ideal is reflected in her work - This ideal is...

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This ideal is reflected in her work Le meeting. We see a group of six young boys so closely huddled together that it doesn’t seem possible for the viewers to be included - exactly opposite of the impression given by L’atelier Julian. What does the tallest boy have in his hand which is capturing the attention of the others? Is it a slate, sling shot or top? We will never know and that’s part of the painting’s attraction. The viewer’s eye goes round and round looking at the boys’ facial expressions and poses. The boys have dirty hands clasped behind their backs or on their hips. Shoelaces are missing or are untied. Shoes and clothes are worn and ill fitted. After examining the boys, the viewers' eyes move down the boy’s stick and trace the cracks in the dirt up to the disappearing figure of a girl. She is not a part of “the meeting;” in fact, the boys might have “picked” something out of her basket when she walked by! The worn fence with the broken slats, and covered with old peeling posters and graffiti,
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