I find, when applying make up, candle light is not the best. It leads to over applying, and leaving the house looking a little like Pennywise.
Manet, another of the Parisian cronies of the 1800’s, captures a woman applying her male up in a mirror with two extinguished candles either side of it. She is in her underwear…I simply don’t know how the women coped, wearing so many layers back then, more than two layers and I’m fidgety.
Behind her a man in elegant evening wear sits on the lavish sofa.
The brush strokes of the painting, give it a fluidity and feeling of dim lighting.
It is very likely that the woman in the painting is a top end prostitute, as the title nana is a term used to identify ladies of the night at this time, and it still used in France to describe women of frivolous nature today.
Not a long post this one, it is more to show the similar influences which came about from the group of artists which paved the art way at this time.
Each of their styles are different, but quite similar…