Friday, March 22, 2013
Fine Art Friday
Inspired by this pretty piece to bring back Fine Art Friday
Mother and Baby, Elizabeth Nourse.
Elizabeth was from a large Catholic family in Cinncinatti. She was a twin.
She went to Paris to continue her studies when she was 28.
She lived there, making art, with her older sister Louise until she died of breast cancer.
(Remember our discussion about whether doctors recognized breast cancer
when Mrs. Hughes suspected she had it in Downton Abbey.)
This piece is called "In the church at Volendam".
(endimanche means 'in one's Sunday best'.)
Can you imagine the clothing?
Imagine being so brave to leave your home to pursue art in Europe.
Such an interesting life.
I read she was in love with the light.
Encourage one another,