Women Reading


Ann Forrest reading. Photograph by Nelson Evans.

Between 1915 and 1925 Forrest appeared in 33 movies. According to Ruth Wing, author of the Blue Book of the Screen, Forrest enjoyed playing homely character roles, and often wept during the film. However, wanting to capitalize on her beauty, producers later cast her in society dramas. Wing wrote, “Ann wept her way to stardom.”


René françois Xavier Prinet - La lecture


Pierre Georges JEANNIOT - Mélancolie 


Interior with a mother reading aloud to her daughter. Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935). Oil on canvas.

Holsøe’s pieces often deal with narratives involving the home as with this piece. Here, the mother reads aloud as her child focuses on her lips. Holsøe often concentrated on interiors with a masterful technique that reflected the influence of the Dutch masters such as Vermeer.


La lectura (Reading by the window)Laureano Barrau (Spanish, 1863-1957). Oil on canvas.

When Barrau was 47 he came to the island of Ibiza. Enraptured by the charm and beauty of the island he resolved to make it his home. He settled with his wife in the town of Santa Eulalia del Rio where he painted what is considered his best work full of light and colour. He remained in Santa Eulalia for the rest of his life.


Daniela Astone was born in Pisa in 1980

(Source: wonderingaesthetic, via thomerama)