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Boris Kustodiev

A nun, 1901 by Boris Mikhaylovich Kustodiev born February 1878 in Astrakhan, Russia died May 1927 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia

Nicolaas van der Waay

Nicolaes Nicolaas van der Waay - An elderly lady reading

Young girl reading. Pakistan by World Bank Photo Collection on Flickr.

faith-in-humanity: “ Young girl reading. Pakistan by World Bank Photo Collection…

La Lectrice. Pierre Pivet (French, 1948-). Oil on canvas. Colours are of primordial importance in Pivet’s work. The different chromatic tones he has retained from the Fauvist period contribute to the construction of image frames that fragment the canvas surface. Here, light assumes its full dimension and almost becomes the very breath of the work. #ARTEmisiaLegge @Libriamo Tutti http://www.libriamotutti.it/

Pierre Pivet (French, Oil on canvas. Colours are of primordial importance in Pivet’s work. The different chromatic tones he has retained from the Fauvist period contribute to the.

Vintage Nun by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK.deviantart.com

Light in this Darkness: A Real Nun Story

Sunday Morning-Jozef Israels (1824 – 1911, Dutch)

Jozef Israels (1824 – 1911, Dutch)

Jozef Israëls: Sunday Morning, 1880 # Jozef Israëls January Groningen – 12 August Scheveningen) was a Dutch painter, and "the most respected Dutch artist of the second half of the nineteenth century.

The young girl sits in a rush chair placed on a rough tile floor, suggesting her working-class origins. Her seated position creates a gentle shift reinforcing the feeling of absorption in her reading and calling attention to the fact that she wears a nightgown, which has slipped from  one shoulder to reveal her breast. A single tear streaks the young girl's left cheek. Suspended around her neck on a simple knotted cord is a portrait medallion of the Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi.

The Reading Girl (La Leggitrice) Pietro Magni model carved 1861 - National Gallery of Art.

Дивна Любоевич: Богородице Дево, радуйся! - YouTube

Divna Ljubojevic - Serbian Orthodox singer and director of the Melodi Ensemble

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