The painter and his model (1855) by Alfred Stevens
In this early work, a young woman leans over the shoulder of an artist, presumably Stevens himself, who is regarding his unfinished canvas on the easel. Hanging in the background of the studio is a
Flemish tapestry showing an Adoration scene.
THE SIRENS ARE ENCHANTERS Circe warns Odysseus about the Sirens: “You will come first of all