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Girl Reading (oil on wood)

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Girl Reading (oil on wood)

780777 Girl Reading (oil on wood) by Hunter, Mary Ethel (1878-1936); 41.2x32.4 cm; Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K.; eLeeds Museums and Galleries; British, out of copyright

Media ID 23483912

© Leeds Museums and Galleries / Bridgeman Images

Absorbed Anonymous Bench Content Contentment Crossed Handling Happy Idyllic Immersed Impasto Legs Loose Peaceful Sunshine


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In this oil painting titled "Girl Reading" artist Mary Ethel Hunter transports us to a serene garden setting. The young girl, dressed in a vibrant pink coat, sits on a bench with her legs crossed, completely absorbed in the pages of her book. Bathed in warm sunshine, she exudes an air of peacefulness and contentment. The idyllic scene is filled with the innocence and joy of childhood. The girl's loose dress billows gently in the breeze as she immerses herself in the world within her book. Surrounded by lush greenery and colorful flowers, it is evident that she has found solace and happiness amidst nature's beauty. Hunter's masterful use of impasto technique adds depth and texture to the painting, enhancing its visual impact. Every brushstroke seems to breathe life into the scene, capturing not only the physical details but also evoking emotions within viewers. This artwork reminds us of simpler times when children could find pure delight in getting lost between pages. It speaks volumes about the power of literature to transport us to different worlds and ignite our imagination. "Girl Reading" is an anonymous portrait that resonates with anyone who appreciates moments of tranquility and introspection. It serves as a timeless reminder that even amidst our busy lives, finding time for ourselves can bring immense joy and contentment.

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