Reading Women Boxed Notes$ 15.95
Reading Women Boxed Notes
The reading woman has been a popular subject for painters through the ages. Beyond being beautiful, she is, in herself, an expression of important, unspoken cultural ideas. She is ensconced in comfortable surroundings; she is at leisure. And that she is using her leisure to read indicates that she is educated - no small feat in centuries past. The reading woman is a confirmation and a celebration of quiet comfort and hard-earned social stability.
The women in this notecard assortment read in peaceful rooms and pastoral gardens. They turn to books for entertainment, insight, and revelation, and they rely on periodicals and the mail to bring news of matters large and small. Just as the reading woman sets free her imagination and becomes absorbed in the written words before her, so can we briefly enter the world depicted in each painting and take part in its narrative. Within these intimate portrayals lies the opportunity for enlightenment and the seductive retreat from the concerns of everyday life.
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 inch blank notecards with matching envelopes
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