Art favorites: The Solitude of the Soul

I always visit these three figures when I am at the Art Institute. There is a haunting loneliness about them. They are so physically close to each other—holding hands, leaning on one another—and yet something speaks to a vast distance between them.

In the words of the artist, “The thought is the eternally present fact that however closely we may be thrown together by circumstances . . . we are unknown to each other.”

The Solitude of the Soul
Lorado Taft
American, 1860-1936
Art Institute of Chicago

Your thoughts?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

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

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.