It is snowing here for the second time in three days; definitely not our first snow of the season, then, but this image speaks to me on multiple levels. Our house dates to the time of this painting. I love her beautiful blue dressing gown and the wistful intimacy of the setting. The colors, the composition, the mood that so readily crosses the centuries–all are things that I find very relatable.
First Snow by Robert Koehler (circa 1895)
May her serenity rub off on me.
Woman Reading (Portrait of Sofia Kramskaya) , after 1866, by Ivan Kramskoi:
Woman Reading by Ivan Kramskoi
Lady at the Tea Table by Mary Cassatt, 1883:
Lady at the Tea Table by Mary Cassatt, 1883
Février by Eugène Grasset, 1896:
Fevrier by Eugene Grasset, 1896
I adore this painting; in fact, it is my favourite by Manet. A beautifully framed copy hangs in my dining room.
Why post it today?
The cold, the cold!
It’s far below zero–the chilliest temperature of the season. Since this painting makes me feel happy, content, and warm, I thought you might enjoy it, too.
Young Lady in 1866 by Édouard Manet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A Gotthelf Reader by Albert Anker, 1884:
A Gotthelf Reader by Albert Anker, 1884
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Strictly speaking, this ad features a newspaper, not a book. It’s so exquisite, though, that I am giving it a pass.
NY Times Advert, 1895
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Elizaveta Martynova by Filipp Malyavin, 1897
Elizaveta Martynova by F. Malyavin, 1897