I came across a used copy of Young People’s Story of Fine Art on our shelves (Dad, was this one of your thrift store finds? If so, good call—thanks!) and read the first several pages to Beanie and Jane. Rose was off in the back of the house, doing her own thing.
The book opens with a discussion of the Revolution-era French painter Jacques Louis David, who was one of the most prominent neo-Classicists. Several of his paintings are reproduced in the book, and others are described, including The Sabine Women. We Googled that one, and when the image loaded on our screen, Jane burst out laughing.
"That’s the painting you put in the bunnies post!" she cried.
"Huh?" said eloquent I.
"The one about all roads leading to Rome. From a long time ago, remember?"
Which is hilarious, because that post was all about connections, and here’s one more, thanks to the post itself.
I love my job. (Chief Googler and family scribe.)
Round Buildings, Square Buildings, Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish
Connecting with ideas—and each other
Cheered by Crows
“…strange archaic sympathies with the world”