Excarnation Portrait


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Image Of The Week

Portrait of Charlotte du Val d’Ognes

"Our attention is initially drawn to the light, which clings to the contours of a woman thought to be Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d’Ognes. The artist meets our gaze: are we the model or a mere distraction? Our concentration strays to a frame within the frame — the scene encased by a broken windowpane. First attributed to Jacques-Louis David, this portrait is now believed to be the work of Marie-Denise Villers (1774–1821)" — Public Domain Review


Poem Of The Week

Excarnation
Kim Parko | Poetry Foundation | May 2022

In this story, despite
our reservations, we do have kids.
We adore
their tiny furred faces and deep
pooled eyes.
They are hungry; my milk is pale with
thin oats.
I suckle them in a tiny boat
bobbed by the stormy sea.

The captain
has long passed; his gold has sunk.

continue reading at Poetry Foundation


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