WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric I: Winter Quarter 2015 Rotating Header Image

Two paintings from last week (11:20 section)


Édouard Manet’s “Woman Reading.” She seems to be reading a newspaper, which a note in the Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibit points out, were instrumental in deciding tastes and style in 19th-century Paris. Another note: “But it is not clear that she is reading; she might be using the large pages to screen surreptitious looks coming from her right. In any event, there seems to be a hint of avidity in her expression.” 



Room in New York — Edward Hopper