I/Eye: On Photography

The Letter

Posted in portraits, Woman with... by Sheila Newbery on January 10, 2010

Revisiting the spirit of an earlier post, Girl/Woman with Fan, my model and I took up another topos in European art: The Letter. From the delicate complexity of scenes like Vermeer’s The Love Letter to the knowing social comedy of Pietro Longhi, there’s a rich visual history associated with the depiction of young women and their correspondence.

We gave the theme a contemporary twist…

Young woman with cell phone (2009) © Sheila Newbery

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