Tuesday, 14 September 2010

I love my home........

The Women's Page, John Sloan 1905.
Living in one environment with my head in another!
John Sloan's etchings, as well as being beautifully drawn, are full of humour and show city life for the less affluent Manhatten residents. He was particularly proud of this print but the subject matter was not well recieved by the public and even described as vulgar. I find them fascinating glimpses into ordinary, everyday lives of the past. These images may be 100 years old but they're alive and kicking today I think.

I love my home but it is a nest built for me, not for visitors. They're due, and I expect they'll want to sit down,
 so I'd better shape up.

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