Sunday, May 23, 2010

French Interior Paintings, Become the Author of Your Story

Some love collecting books, remembering the stories held within.

I would be a collector of
"French Interior Paintings".

Like novels, interior paintings allow us to peer into life in another time.

They give up happiness and pleasurable visions of home.
What better way to satisfy our curiosity of the past!

I recently brought this one back from Paris.

The home is filled with music..
a grand piano and a magnificent, gilt harp await the musicians.

The woman is gazing in the mirror...

Is she readying for a concert ?

Is someone important arriving??

In my favorite book on interior paintings, "at home", Frances Borzello writes of Felix Vallotton..."Vallotton understood the potential of a room in the way that poets do: not much is needed to set a scene that liberates the imagination."

The artist gives us clues and then allows our imagination to write our own story.

What would be your story of this woman gazing in her mirror?
It could be fun to share...


  1. What an absolutely beautiful painting! Thanks for visiting Inspired Design and for your sweet comment! ~Debby xo

  2. Bonjour,
    Just found your fabulous blog. Love antiques, especially French style. Love this painting. I'd like to think she's waiting for her honey to come home!
    I'll be following along and will be back soon.
    Good week to you,

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  4. oops, lost my comment

    Thanks Debby Lee and BonjourRomance for your interest in my big love...the interior painting.

    I hope she is doing some last minute primping for a special someone. Perhaps he will charm her with music.

  5. Beautiful. I really love art. Have been collecting for quite some time. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Mona

  6. Thanks for visiting Mona. Glad to know another art lover. I enjoyed your blog and will be a frequent visitor.

  7. Lovely painting! I love your blog! Gorgeous stuff, you have a wonderful eye! I used to live the "loft life" in Atlanta, I lived over on Means Street back in the 90s, sure do miss it! Happy to be your newest follower! XO!

  8. Oh Shari, an art and loft lover...great combo.
    My loft is in an old telephone factory from the 30s near Inman Park. If you are near, wine awaits!


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