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  • 1. Woman in blue reading a letter Lucía Badiola
  • 2.
    • Catharina Bolnes
    • His wife
    • No objective support
    • Reasons:
      • Economic
      • Professional
  • 3. Objects in the painting
    • Dress: called beddejack, used as night gown.
    • expensive
  • 4. Objects in the painting
    • Spanish chairs:
    • Show high social
    • rank
  • 5. Objects in the painting
    • Map:
    • Map of Holland and Friesland, designed by B. Van Berjenrode in 1620.
  • 6. Objects in the painting
    • Dark clothe:
    • gives darkness to the
    • painting.
    • Composed by a blue
    • tablecloth and a scarf
    • like piece.
  • 7. LETTERS
  • 8. Letters
    • Girl reading a letter at an open window
    • Lady writing a letter with her maid
    • A lady writing
    • Lady with her maidservant holding a letter
  • 9. Poem: “Woman in Blue”
    • She travels toward him
    • only so far as her hands
    • have traveled the map
    • so far as her hands
    • have traveled the contours
    • of his body.
    • His voice fills the room
    • as though he were seated
    • in one of the empty carved chairs.
    • Brightness rises like moonlight
    • over her blue smock, the belly
    • that houses the child in its own
    • world, like the mother’s, distant
    • from the world of the father
    • as the evening star.
    The Mother of Joan of Arc   She walks one hundred miles to kneel at the statue of Mary.   In Le Puy’s cold cathedral, she prays for her daughter, one mother to another.   Her prayer is the mother’s longing– as it was at the birth that first ripped her open– to hold what her body made   not see the flesh of her flesh burn like paper. By Joan Sigiel
  • 10. “ Girl in Hyacinth Blue” By Susan Vreeland ''Girl in Hyacinth Blue'' begins in present-day America and ends in the 17th-century Netherlands, scrolling backward as each chapter accounts for the painting's role in the life of one of its owners.”