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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s