Painting's Journey

 Harriet Backer, "Blue Room," National Gallery, Oslo
"Art itself often contributes to our tendency to put what we see into words."
While in Oslo in the early spring of 1997, I spent three consecutive days at the National Gallery - a pilgrimage I've made episodically over the years when visiting my family there. Returning to Berkeley, I wrote a short essay on what I saw. I found it recently and took another look at it. The essay, now a bit longer, is posted in the archive of my website.


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