torsdag 25 december 2008

A luxury problem

We had a lovely and peaceful Christmas Eve. Even the sun joined us — a rather pale and tired looking sun but at our latitudes we are not spoiled with a hot and frisky sun in the winter.

Now I'm sitting here surrounded by books and my only problem is to choose which book to start with. A problem I can live with even if I wish this were the only kind of problems mankind had to tackle.
For the moment I'm reading "Mary Cassatt: A Life" by Nancy Mowll Mathews. I just started so I can't say much about it other than that it seems to be a very thorough biography.

I find it hard to pick one painter or even one period when asked who's my favorite painter — I like so many painters but if pressed I probably land in the beginning of the twentieth century. Sigrid Hjertén is one of my favorites and yesterday I got a beautiful book about her. This article is in Swedish but it also have some of her paintings.

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