Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius was painted in 1654.  It is also one of the main characters in Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch.  The story is based on an arresting incident—shocking,  intriguing, and all  too plausible.  The novel is deeply sad in some parts, and funny in snippets.  The conclusion is well worth re-reading:  ruminations about great art, in general, and The Goldfinch, in particular.

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

We have art in order not to die from the truth.
Nietzsche

We have art in order to glimpse the truth.
Terry Vatrt