Gaston La Touche (1854-1913), Le Bal (The Ball), n.d.
Gaston La Touche (Gaston de la Touche) is known for his often shadowy, dark scenes, with plays of light here and there, figures not always completely defined, almost dreamlike. The Ball, shown above in an image from Schiller & Bodo, New York, is one of those paintings. The altered version below has been wrongly enhanced in an attempt to create a scene that is brightly lit, which is the opposite of the artist's intention. It's also clear that the digital changes themselves have been overdone; the yellow and orange glare tells us that the use of "brightness" has gone too far.
HIghly altered version of a painting by Gaston La Touche.
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