Some love collecting books, remembering the stories held within.
"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...