Katherine Keenum

A blog about how paintings, photographs, and prints have helped me visualize my fiction—both Where the Light Falls and works-in-progress—with a hope that they will stimulate other writers and readers, too.

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An American woman art student meets a Civil War veteran in Belle Époque Paris.


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Between the lines

August 5, 2016

Tags: Dewing

As readers of this blog know, I find the cross-pollination of the visual and narrative arts fruitful. Thomas Dewing’s painting of a singer and cellist seems to me a striking visual metaphor of an important literary principle: In the most potent writing, something happens between the lines.

Here, the visual space between the (more…)