To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice.

~ Andre Malraux ~

The Field Hospital


Eastman Johnson

Created in 1867, the painting captures a woman, a volunteer of The Sanitary Commission, comforting a Union soldier, by helping him to write a letter. The idea of convalescing outdoors is intriguing; all appears so quiet and peaceful, though one cannot help but wonder what might lie beyond the wild flowers.

Art can never exist without naked beauty displaced.

~ William Blake ~

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