Nothing elaborate to write tonight. I'm thinking, and I do that very slowly. I've been thinking, for example, about this painting for about a year now, and I still haven't come to any fruitful way of putting forward my ideas of it. I'm not in a rush to do that. Some things are worthy of a great deal of contemplation, and this painting is one of those things, for me.
Tanner, Henry Ossawa
Oil on canvas
57 x 71 1/2 in. (144.78 x 181.61 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art