Wednesday, October 03, 2007

On Motherhood

"Virginia Woolf expresses [this] view in A Room of One's Own: 'Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for.' Georges Seurat's 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' -- now a crown jewel of the Chicago Art Institute --and many of Vincent Van Gogh's works -- which eventually set record prices at auction -- went unsold in their lifetimes. Would Woolf have said these painting were frivolous until the market established their worth? I think not. No more frivolous are a mother's efforts to create masterpieces of daily living for her family, although the market sets no price on them."

-- F. Carolyn Graglia, Domestic Tranquility

1 comment:

BluBabes said...

Ah. Such soothing commentary for an art lovers soul. I can now count myself up there with the 'great ones.'