Saturday, August 5, 2017

BOOKS inspired by ART





















Nobel Prize winner V.S NAIPAUL’s 
cold, bereft, partly autobiographical book 
can be fully appreciated only by an immigrant. 
Its title, THE ENIGMA OF ARRIVAL, was
inspired by the sail, hinting at arrival,
in CHIRICO’s eponymous painting:



Giorgio de CHIRICO’s oil painting  
(Privately owned) was painted in Paris in 1912. 
The French poet Guillaume Apollinaire gave
the painting its title.

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“The Goldfinch” is a rarity that comes along 
 perhaps half a dozen times per decade,
 a smartly written literary novel that
 connects with the heart as well 
 as the mind.” –
 Stephen King
Donna TART’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning 
features the Fabritius painting




















 

THE GOLDFINCH (HET PUTTERTJE),
Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands.
Oil on panel, a trompe-l’oeil painted by Dutchman 
Carel FABRITIUS in 1654, 
the year of his death.

In the 17th century, goldfinches were
popular pets because they
could be trained to draw 
water from a bowl with a 
miniature bucket.

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by Tracey CHEVALIER tells the story of 
Griet, whose life is transformed by
her brief encounter with genius...
even as she herself is 
immortalized... 


               











(MEISJE MET DE PAREL) 
Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands1665 
tronie oil painting by Dutchman 
Johannes VERMEER. 
Thought to be a portrait of his 
daughter.                                      

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ART, BOOKS, LITERATURE, 
PAINTING, PAINTINGandLITERATURE

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