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Feel Free - Part III: In the Gallery (“Alte Frau by Balthasar Denner,” "Mark Bradford's Niagara," and "A Bird of Few Words: Narrative Mysteries in the Paintings of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye") Summary & Analysis

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Part III: In the Gallery continues with “Alte Frau by Balthasar Denner,” an analysis of the eponymous painting, which Smith has bought in the form of a postcard. Smith admits that she often feels uneasy before a painting, consulting a description or catalog rather than trusting her own instincts.

Smith explains that she is writing about the Alte Frau because, as a painter’s subject, she “is an old woman and therefore a destination point on a journey that lies before me” (176). She notes that the Alte Frau seems utterly indifferent to her as a viewer. This, Smith notes, is unusual for art in that time period, when female subjects were generally arranged for male viewing pleasure. Smith...

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