roman.a.clef

"I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare
femme-de-lettres:

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Henriette Browne (actually Sophie de Saux) painted A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch in 1870.
The Victoria and Albert Museum writes that “[t]his painting is a fine example of [Browne’s] art as it combines a portrait of a young girl and a genre scene, the young girl being distracted by a goldfinch while doing her homework…The bird’s cage can be construed as a metaphor for the imposed homework while the fact that it is opened alludes to the possibility of escaping such task by distraction.”
The other goldfinch, however, is content for the moment to stay in its cage.
(After all, there’s food.)

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Henriette Browne (actually Sophie de Saux) painted A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch in 1870.

The Victoria and Albert Museum writes that “[t]his painting is a fine example of [Browne’s] art as it combines a portrait of a young girl and a genre scene, the young girl being distracted by a goldfinch while doing her homework…The bird’s cage can be construed as a metaphor for the imposed homework while the fact that it is opened alludes to the possibility of escaping such task by distraction.”

The other goldfinch, however, is content for the moment to stay in its cage.

(After all, there’s food.)

poboh:

Night on the Neva, St. Petersburg, Lev Feliksovich Lagorio. Russian (1827 - 1905)

poboh:

Night on the Neva, St. Petersburg, Lev Feliksovich Lagorio. Russian (1827 - 1905)

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Alexandre Tharaud

—Ravel: A La Manière De... Borodine

whitejuices:

Alexandre Tharaud
Ravel: A la manière de… Borodine (1:32)

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