Disclosure: This piece appears in slightly different form in a private social media post. Please click the link at the end of this post to read an excellent article in the London Review of Books by Julian Barnes about French Impressionistic painter Berthe Morisot and her sisters, Yves and Edma. The article in the LRB includes an excellent quotation attributed to Gustav Flaubert: “The story of a louse can be as beautiful as the history of Alexander the Great — everything depends on the execution.” I sensed this piece by Julian Barnes did not embellish unrealistically on the lives of Berthe Morisot or … Continue reading Whose Vantage Point? And How Much is Our Own Perspective Controlled by it? But I Digress
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