Day 104

Apr. 14th, 2017 11:48 pm
schadenfreude: (oh really?)
April 14, 2017 - The Artist's Eye - is there a painting or sculpture you're drawn to?

The Stolen Kiss by Jean-Honore Fragonard. Cathy and I were fortunate enough to see this painting at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990, when they had a HUGE collection of paintings on loan from the Leningrad Museum. We saw Matisse, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Gauguin, but we kept going back to this one. It was mesmerizing. Are the lovers engaged? Is this a clandestine tryst? Is he a servant? Is he married? Is she? I can and do make up stories in my head about what's going on and why they have to hide their love.

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