Thursday, November 01, 2007

Artist: Edmond Aman-Jean (1858-1936)

Aman-Jean was a French painter, pastellist and printmaker who specialized in pictures of languid young women turned in profile to the left or gazing into space, but I chose a different image of his.

This painting is called "Hesiod Listening to the Inspiration of the Muse." Isn't it beautiful? It soothes me. It makes me want to hum something softly while enjoying a glass of wine. I want to write a story around it, which I think is very telling. I think a painting really speaks to me if it inspires my own muse.
Why do you think the muse needed to speak to him?



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