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

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

Reposted blog. 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 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 […]

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