Women Reading


Woman sitting reading (1932). Francisc Şirato (Romanian, 1877-1955). Oil on canvas. Municipal Museum of Bucharest.

Şirato is skillful in the use of colours. His painting is lyrical, and he has a warm, affective way of approaching the world. His work is varied, complex, and impressive in its emotional intensity.


wasting the day away but never wasting it at all.

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Nina Leen - Jo Ann Kemmerling, 1954.


Madame Guillaumin, Armand Guillaumin 

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There are lyrics that fly readings / Hay letras que sobrevuelan las lecturas (ilustración de Cécile Mancion)


Reading. Ethel Leontine Gabain (French-English, 1883-1950). Oil on canvas. Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

For financial reasons and due to a fall in the print market, Gabain moved over to painting with oils. She sent her first oil painting, Zinnias, to the R.A. in 1927, where it was well received. She also painted a number of landscapes in oils.


Charulata (1964), directed by Satyajit Ray

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Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

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