This was my Mom’s favorite painting. She’s always on my mind, but especially since the holiday season is approaching I’m thinking of her. Growing up, we couldn’t afford much but once in a while she took us to The Art Institute of Chicago and we saw this painting there. Now whenever I see this or any of Manet’s paintings, I think of her like a sign that she’s thinking of me too.
I’m so excited and can’t wait to see this new exhibit in February! All three of the bedroom paintings (St. Remy de Provence, 1889) at once, the only time it’s ever happened and in total, 36 works will be presented as well as a digitally enhanced reconstruction of the bedroom itself. Here’s the link for more info.