Friday, August 08, 2008
A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Here is what the Freer Gallery website has to say about this painting.
It was difficult to get a good picture of it, as it hangs in a staircase (it's very large), and there are two light fixtures in the way. I thought it was beautiful, and, seeing the sadness and determination on the faces of the children, I was not surprised to read that these are the artist's children, and the portrait was painted after the death of their mother.
I wish I could afford reproductions of all the paintings I love!