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Grasset, Eugene-Samuel

Last Updated: Apr-26-2012
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Dittrich, Lisa

Primary Category: Visual Arts / Painting/Drawing

Genre: Color lithograph


This striking painting seems to embody the "mania" of the morphine addict--the wild hair (particularly the unnatural upward curve of several strands); the brilliant color; the reckless glimpse of stocking; and the mixed sense of urgency and pain in the face of the young woman as she injects the drug into her thigh. The painting is a "close-up" of this desperate figure--the viewer is not offered any safe distance from her image.

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