Monday, October 6, 2014

Worth a Thousand Words: Flower Store and Dairy Store

Childe Hassam, La Bouquetiere et La Laitiere, c. 1888
via Arts Everyday Living
I like the contrast of the obvious boredom (or is it complacency?) of the dairy clerk versus the earnest concentration of the kneeling florist. I also really enjoyed looking through the many street scenes of Paris and flowers that you can see at the Arts Everyday Living post if you click through. There is something about the way Childe Hassam portrays it all that takes me to feel the cobblestones beneath my feet and the slightly chilly, humid air.

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