• Jul 26 2017 •

Good morning! Long time, no post. It’s been a quiet summer so I’m ready to move back to school in a few weeks. I’ve taken to waking up early to drink black coffee and work on the crossword in the paper. I’m slowly becoming my grandpa.

Woman Reading the Newspaper. Carl Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935). Oil on canvas.

While his airy brushwork beautifully evokes a sense of space, Holsoe’s works also pay homage to the magical pure light of the long Scandinavian summer days. Here, the natural light produces a radiant warmth throughout as the woman sits, happily absorbed in her newspaper. This is an irresistible combination of luminous domesticity and meditative calm.