Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
(1847 - 1906)
Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson was active/lived in Pennsylvania / France. Sarah Dodson is known for allegory-historic, dance, landscape painting.
Biography Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Sarah Dodson was an expatriate painter of classical and Biblical subjects in the grand manner of the nineteenth-century academies. Born in Philadelphia, she studied in 1872 with the history painter, Christian Schussele, at the Pennsylvania Academy, and then in Paris with Evariste Luminais and Jules Lefebvre.
Her theatrical painting "Bacidae" (1883), was one of a series of salon pictures done in a bold and energetic style. It shows two priestesses of Bacis an ancient crone and younger woman in the divine ecstasy of prophecy after consulting the reeking entrails of a chicken. This work includes the customary trappings of classical furniture and costumes. The paint is applied in a vigorous manner with a rich color scheme of purple, whit
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