Molly Curtis' recent Huntington Library blog post: Deliberate Omissions
Department: Art HistoryPost Date: November 22, 2017
Often when we view a painting, we take stock of the storytelling elements that leave us with a certain thought or feeling. Especially when we are confronted with works that are associated with realism, we expect a painted scene to make sense. But how do we understand works that seem to purposely leave out key elements of the story? When we’re left wondering, “What am I missing here?”
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