When I was two days into the challenge I realised I should have done Art meets Literature as my theme, so after yesterday remembering about Frida and The Lacuna I thought I might come up with a few instances of the meeting of disciplines; either literature that references art or art that references literature.
I wrote about this painting, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, eighteen months ago. It is the main character in the novel 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt; a painting that gets stolen and hidden and obsessed over, and stolen again, and pursued across continents. Apparently the novel has lead to a huge increase in visitors to see the painting. It is such a beautiful, delicate little painting, contrasting quite sharply with most of the pictures I have posted so far.