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“Home From School” (1878) by George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914)
“Home From School” (1878) by George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914)

“Home From School” (1878) by George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914)

Image from the Art Renewal Center.

What does this mean to you? How do you read it? What is the story in it?

But, how cute is she?? What innocent, benevolent eyes.

I like the lighting; the use of dark colors and reds to highlight and frame her face; the use of red and brown to draw attention to and (secondarily) highlight the books.

2 Comments

  1. Kim

    Actually, I think it looks like she was being naughty and is trying to sneak inside the house. I get that impression because her eyes are dark, the way she’s peering around the door (like she’s checking to see if someone would catch her coming inside), her body language of being bent forward instead of standing up straight (like she’s trying to be unobtrusive) and it seems like her skirt is dirty and hair is in disarray.

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