Contemporary Jewish Museum points out. I love this quote from Keats: "If we all could really see ('see' as perceive, understand, discover) each other exactly as the other is, this would be a different world.", and this one from author Sherman Alexie: "It was the first time I looked at a book and saw a brown, black, beige character--a character who resembled me physically and spiritually, in all his gorgeous loneliness and splendid isolation." The phrase "gorgeous loneliness" is so perfect for describing the wonder of city life that Keats was able to capture: often run-down, often lonely, but always interesting. Here are a few of my favorite images...
until February 24, 2012 oops! I was too excited! It will be at CJM November 15, 2012 - February 24, 2013. Do you have a favorite Keats illustration?
Images: 1. The Snowy Day via LMNOP 2. The Snowy Day via Ohdeedoh 3. Jennie's Hat via art.com 4. Louie's Search via Tablet Magazine 5. Whistle For Willie via letslookupandsmile, all by Ezra Jack Keats
- The endless drifts of snow! Windblown against fences, in the briefest window before the snow is rendered grey and gross by traffic.
- Can't you just feel what Peter is feeling? The cold seeping through the window panes, the still-warm blankets, the wish that today will be different, and special.
- Check out the dress on that cutie! Will Missoni make a version?
- Giant yellow floral wallpaper: discuss.
- This is definitely my favorite version of a stained-glass lampshade that I've ever seen. And the chair-dress floral combination? Nice.