Friday, 8 April 2016

G is for Goldfinch

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. 
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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. 


  1. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    How has the first week of the challenge been for you so far? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs?
    My blog has a giveaway with bonus a to z challenges to encourage people to visit more stops.
    I've followed your listed social media.
    Art and literature make fine companions. Toss in some classical music, a nice drink, and a cheese platter for nibbling and you've got the perfect evening.

  2. A great theme idea, but what wonderful results from your novel to inspire folks to see the actual artwork. As writers we should all aspire to instigate some sort of action.
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

  3. Now I'm curious about the book. Adding it to the list ;)

    @ShonnaSlayton from
    Author Shonna Slayton: A to Z of the 1800s


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