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The Libyan Sibyl

The complex, almost serpentine, rotation of the young sibyl, who seems to be rising from her seat, gives prominence to the remarkable richness, elegance, and delicacy of the juxtapositions of color. Thus, the light violet of the ribbon tied around the sibyls head is placed next to the yellow ocher of the braid; the deeper, brighter yellow of the bodice, bordered with gray-blue and open at the sides, is next to the red ocher of the lining and the light violet of the robe, which resembles that of the ribbon. The figure was painted in seventeen giornate, three more than those required for the prophet Jeremiah.


The Libyan SibylThe complex, almost serpentine, rotation of the young sibyl, who seems to be rising from her seat, gives prominence to the remarkable richness, elegance, and delicacy of the juxtapositions of color. Thus, the light violet of the ribbon tied around the sibyls head is placed next to the yellow ocher of the braid; the deeper, brighter yellow of the bodice, bordered with gray-blue and open at the sides, is next to the red ocher of the lining and the light violet of the robe, which resembles that of the ribbon. The figure was painted in seventeen giornate, three more than those required for the prophet Jeremiah.