Friday, December 2, 2011
“Your everyday surroundings should be studied best and most thoroughly. Those are the lines on which Art in former times proceeded to glory. Our old masters were narrowed down to the home circle a good deal more closely than we.”
--Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905), quote from The Drawings of Adolph Von Menzel, available from Archiv.org
Menzel's oil study, "Sister Emily Sleeping" is from Wikimedia Commons.