Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Flower Store and Dairy Store

Childe Hassam, La Bouquetiere et La Laitiere, c. 1888
I like the contrast of the obvious boredom (or is it complacency?) of the dairy clerk versus the earnest concentration of the kneeling florist. There is something about the way Childe Hassam portrays the scene that makes me feel the cobblestones beneath my feet and the slightly chilly, humid air.

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