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The Sphinx or The Caresses painting by Fernand Khnopff in The Age of Innocence movie
The Sphinx or The Caresses, Fernand Khnopff
Movie: The Age of Innocence
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cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E.Grant, Geraldine Chaplin, Stuart Wilson, Mary Beth Hurt, Alexis Smith Miriam Margolyes
actors in scene: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer
country (movie): USA
genres: melodrama, other
director: Martin Scorsese
writers: Martin Scorsese, Jay Cocks
time of scene: 00:59:27
release year: 1993
painting title: The Sphinx or The Caresses
author: Fernand Khnopff
date of creation: 1896
size: large
artist's country: Belgium
room: salon
room colors: white, green, bright
theme: mythology, allegory, other
color: white, yellow, black
additional description:
Painting is shown in the scene of intimate dialogue between countess Ellen Olenska and Newland Archer.

Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) began his career when Realism was the most advanced style in Belgium, and he always maintained a commitment to verisimilitude in the details of his works. However, Realism was not enough for him: he insisted that art must suggest the essential mystery behind the visible facts and facades. It was as a painter of symbols and allegories that Khnopff became famous.
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