Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Interior paintings, visual novels

Unpeopled interior paintings give us an invisible
sense of presence. Here we see a violin abandoned
in a chair and our imagination can suggest who and
where is the violinist...why did they leave?
The empty interior allows us to see the mood
and special qualities of the room.
I can see the wife arranging the flowers on the table, or gazing out the window...
what would she see?
Like novels...the paintings allow us,
in a pleasurable way,
to see how people lived.

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