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The Sphinx or The Caresses

Movie: The Age of Innocence
Painting: The Sphinx or The Caresses
Author: Fernand Khnopff
About the film
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: 1992
About the 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, other, allegory
Color: white, yellow, black
Additional information:

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.