Portraits of Women Reading
|February 20, 2013|
A Reader of Novels, Vincent van Gogh, 1888
The Travelling Companions, Augustus Egg, 1862
Girl Reading, Harold Knight, 1932
Young Girl Reading, Jean-Baptiste-Camille-Corot, c.1868
Old Woman Reading, Pieter van den Bos, c.1650
Portrait of an Old Woman Reading, Gerald Dou, c.1630-1635
The Reading Girl, Theodore Roussel, 1886
Afternoon in a Hammock, Walter Laurent Palmer, 1882
The Newspaper, William Russell Flint, c.1924
Woman Reading, Kuniyoshi Utagawa , 1798 – 1861
Woman Reading, Henri Matisse, 1894
Girl With a Book, Aleksandr Deyneka, 1934
Not long ago, my husband was working on a plaster sculpture, and when he removed his rubber gloves, he saw that his gold ring had disappeared. I came to pick my husband up at his studio and discovered him pale, bleary-eyed, babbling. I found the ring, camouflaged on a patch of beige carpet, and my husband cried with relief.
Teleology Rises from the Grave
Stephen T. Asma
It turns out that there are a few different teleology traditions, but the Anglo-American conversation has been blithely unaware of all but the simplest. The simple and loud version is the “natural theology” tradition, which claims that adaptation in nature must be the result of a supreme Designer because chance alone cannot account for gills in water, lungs on land, complex eyes and cell flagella.
The Death of Romance in the Shadow of the Colossus
These are the two modalities through which you engage the world of Shadow of the Colossus: In the journey, you are the lost soul; in the encounter, you become the lover and the warrior, carried by your passions into mortal struggles with the Colossi. These guardian monsters, your adversaries, fill in the emotional frame established by your travels through the Forbidden Land.