Thursday, August 12, 2010

the act of reading

"How does this Fragonard differ from Chardin’s Le Philosophe Lisant? What does the act of reading mean? How would reading Austen (say) be different from reading the latest German novelist in the 1800s?" ~M.C. Smallwood
Posted on May 25, 2009


Lydia said...

This is a great picture and on second thought looks like Katy. I miss that girl.

Lydia said...

Drew and I went to a friend's house for Sunday dinner and in her younger sis's room was this painting! How strange is that. Never saw it before and then "wham!", it says, and "wham" again.

Esther said...

I would love to see her up close. Is she amused about what she's reading? I can't quite read her expression.

Esther said...

But Lyd, Katy's left handed.

Katy said...

Awwww. She looks so sweet. Thanks, Lyd. I miss you too. And, actually, I'm a little bit ambidextrous. ;)

Anna said...

She very looks feminine (look at how she holds the book & sits
upright- Americans and our posture!) and it would be quite an
accomplishment to have daughters that have this look about them. She
is quite content. This is not a picture one would get tired of gazing
at. And yes, Lyd is right, it does look like Katy.