Woman Reading (Portrait of Sofia Kramskaya), after 1866, by Ivan Kramskoi:
I should probably rename this regular feature, as it often spotlights artists, musicians, and other creative-types. Until I decide on a new one (suggestions welcome!), however, Book Nerd Links it shall remain.
- The Perseverance of Eve Babitz [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Step Inside Louise Bourgeois’s Beautifully Sacred Realm [ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST]
- The Interior Decorators of Bloomsbury [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Literary Critic Harold Bloom has died at 89. [LITERARY HUB]
Hey all! Please accept my apologies for my (totally unintentional) protracted absence from ASPL. Life got in the way (working, vacation, moving, and computer problems…mostly the latter, really).
We’re in our new rental house. Yay! I’m typing these words on a brand new laptop. Double yay!
What does this mean for ASPL? Daily posting. Again. FINALLY!
Here is the promised Mary Cassatt painting. It’s a repeat, but a favorite. Enjoy.
See you tomorrow, you lovely, patient people.
I’ve always loved this photo of Frida Kahlo (which was taken by her dad), but I’m especially digging it today. She looks how I feel.
She was born on this day in 1890:
Pouring Tea by William Worcester Churchill:
Isn’t it dreamy? The artist is Anna Whelan Betts.
Christmas Eve by John Everett Millais (1887):
The Chef and I were married on 11 December 2010. I love him more than ever (saccharine, I know).