Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 17 - A piece of Art

A Young Woman Reading - Jean-Honoré Fragonard - 1776

When I was younger, my Grandmother who was living in Michigan at the time had this replica painting hung in the sitting area at the top of her stairs.  Whenever we would go and visit, I would sit and stare at the painting.  Studying the brush strokes, the colors...every little detail.  When she moved down to Florida a few years ago, she decided the painting was just too big for her house and offered it to me.  I was thrilled to have it.  When we decided to build our house we are in, I literally built the house around this painting.  We have a very large wall in our formal living room where this is hung.  Now I just need to get furniture in that room to accompany my favorite painting!


Hannah Sue said...

Pics like this always make me want to do something intellectual like read classic novels or write poetry.

Anonymous said...

Your love and appreciation of art started at a very young age!


Kelly Spezzano said...

That painting definitely needs a baby grand to accompany it :)