“They found a carriage and drove to the Art Museum. Arm in arm they walked through the high rooms, through the rich glow of light reflected from the paintings. In the quietness, in the warmth, in the air that took on a timelessness from the old paintings and statuary, William Stoner felt an outrush of affection for the tall, delicate girl who walked beside him, and he felt a quiet passion rise within him, warm and formally sensuous, like the colors that came out from the walls around him.”

– from Stoner by John Williams (1965)

Photo: Jackson Pollock, “Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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