To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice.
~ Andre Malraux ~
Little Miss Hone
Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Yes, the artist is the inventor of the Morse code and telegraph. The painting, which is at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, is supposed to show the subject, Mary Hone, feeding her cat, in preparation for motherhood. But I am seeing a rather precocious child, dressed up with her cat in tow, and a look which promises mischievous antics in the future.
I feel like maybe we are in need of seeing a harmless and playful piece of art.
I photographed this painting prior to covid-19, during a lovely autumn day in Boston.
Art can never exist without naked beauty displaced.
~ William Blake ~