|"Ved Vinduet". Edvard Munch 1881|
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut)
I also love this painting, "By the Window", by Hans Heyerdahl, Norwegian painter. I immediately see that it takes place in Paris, one of my home cities, one of my favourite places in the world. The painter lived there for several years, like me, only about 110 years earlier. I've seen the picture numerous times IRL, in the National Art Gallery in Oslo. To me it is the perfect, dreamy painting. She is reading, in Paris, and, I don't know, maybe she just finished a chapter that made her think, or maybe a sound outside the window interrupted her reading. Maybe she is thinking about one of life's big questions...