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Montreal High and Low

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(Unknown graffiti artist & Peonies by Henri Fantin-Latour)

What do you do when you travel? Do you go for the air, the locals, to practice your french? When it is within my means, I like to eat and to see art. I’m quite bourgeois that way.

Isn’t it strange that the peonies are so small and modest and yet their frame is so grand? Fantin was friends with many of the impressionists but he himself remained conservative… steady. Was he afraid or did he just like the old style?

I was amused that he shared color values with this lovely couple whom I met on the street. Friends found in the oddest places.

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