Jane Eaton Hamilton

"At the bottom of the box is hope." – Ellis Avery.

Tag: Paris Review

Femme au collier jaune

1946 Femme au collier jaune; Picasso

painting of Fran├žoise Gilot with cigarette burn on her cheek–if we view this, are we complict?

I found this article by Claire Dederer useful in thinking through what has been an obsession without answer during my artistic career. Should we love the art and ignore what we know of the artist? Should art be held to standards? All I ever could answer with were questions.

What is art? What does it mean? Whose art? Whose history? What art was left out? This is as true of literature of course as it is of visual art or films or photography.

I want to see the world we’d have if the people who had been left by the wayside were white men. I want to see the films, read the books, look at the photography and visual art that wasn’t captured or wasn’t kept or wasn’t remarked upon. I long to know the world without patriarchy. Would it be better, or only different?

What Do We Do With the Art of Monstrous Men?

The Lesbian Paintbrush Jane Eaton Hamilton 2014

“Fran Lebowitz, A Humorist at Work”

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From the Paris Review, Fran’s thoughts about the writing life.

“So I went to his studio several times while he was making the ballet. I saw the only job that was worse than writing. My idea of pure hell. The dancers sit there waiting for him to come up with something. It would be as if the letters were sitting there, or the words, smoking cigarettes, staring at you, as if to say, Well? OK, come on.”

Lorrie Moore in the Paris Review

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It’s not a new interview, but worth having another look for all Moore fans.

Lorrie Moore

Amy Hempel interview

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sketch: Jane Eaton Hamilton 2014

Here, at the Paris Review.

Speaking Bluntly

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Sketch: Jane Eaton Hamilton, 2014, acrylic on paper

Two letters from Colette, who was born on this day in 1873, to her friend Marguerite Moreno.:

Paris Review

Lorrie Moore interview

Paris Review

The redoubtable Loorie Moore, an interview.

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