Arts Everyday Living: Magical Rooms—A Child, A Book, & the Poetry of Reading

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MAGICAL ROOMS

THE POETRY OF READING

 

 

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all.

Oscar Wilde

Peter Ilsted, Interior with a Girl Reading, date unknown, oil on canvas, location unknown.

Peter Ilsted, Interior with a Girl Reading, date unknown, oil on canvas, location unknown.

Danish painter Peter Ilsted (1861-1933), like his brother-in-law Vilhelm Hammershoi (see: Wednesday’s blog), focused on interior spaces—peaceful and poetic scenes of everyday domestic life that also are reminiscent of the Dutch master Vermeer.

Irishman Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) not only loved literature, but he also was a brilliant writer of books and plays himself including The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, and the classic Picture of Dorian Gray.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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In U.S. public domain.

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