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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Frames

August 22, 2014

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Website tip: In Framing "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth, Peter Perez of MoMA discusses how he chose wood and design to reframe a masterpiece.

Monterey Peninsula Art Colony

July 7, 2014

Tags: frames, art colony, women artists

Monterey was not one of the summer artists’ colonies that I had studied when news of a 2006 exhibition, Artists at Continent’s End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907, set me wondering whether Jeanette might go there at some point in her life. (more…)

Cut-out frames

May 29, 2014

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Yesterday's image of women gilders reminded me of the cut-outs I made after reading Anthea Callen’s chapter, “Framing the Debate,” in her indispensable book (more…)

Female picture framers

May 28, 2014

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Blog tip: This French image of women workers gilding picture frames is reposted from a post on women in the picture framing business in England at The Frame Blog. Frames were expensive, which is why (more…)