Women Reading

Nude from the Rear, Reading (c.1880-c.1885). 
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). 

His paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1865, but they attracted little attention, and his subject matter slowly transitioned from history paintings to more contemporary subjects. 

Although he is considered one of the founders of Impressionism, and he indeed worked with impressionist artists, such as Edouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, he rejected the label “Impressionist.” He detested the scandals brought about by their Impressionist Exhibitions, and he mocked them for painting outdoors.

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poboh:

Girl Reading, Theodore Robinson. American Impressionist Painter (1852 - 1896)

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ybb55:

 Olga -  Autumn fairy tale

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iamsandals2:

Young Girl Reading by Jean Honore Fragonard (1770). So beautifully poignant.

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vcrfl:

Friedrich von Amerling: Reading Girl, 1834.

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teachingliteracy:

Mom is reading her favorite book (by wisawin)