An 18th century Gujarati painting from the LalBhai Dalpatphai Musuem in Ahmedabad, Gujerat , India. 2010
Here is a second unexpected representation of a big woman and a tiny man, painted by a man also, from a different continent and culture and time of the relationship of a man and a woman.
Whatever the conventions in 18th century Gujerat, it is clear that Caillebotte, a skilled painter, knew about proportion and perspective. His tiny man, not the only one he painted, remains mysterious.
Gustave Caillebotte’s Woman Reading. Oil on canvas, 1880. Gustave Caillebotte, 1848-1894, French. 2009