“Two events drew Kneeshaw’s attention away from the Green Child. One was the death of this father, together with the expanding trade of the mill—the mill absorbed more and more of his time and energy. The other event was less creditable. One summer day he discovered the kitchenmaid asleep in the barn where the hay was kept. She was lying on her back, her limbs open and abandoned. The sudden lust that swept over Kneeshaw met no resistance, and from that time onwards Kneeshaw’s natural desires were completely satisfied by this subordinate member of the household.”—Herbert Read, The Green Child
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Thank you, Richard. I don’t know Read’s work very well, and this book I’m unsure about. But I keep coming back to it. I’ll look for the painting book. Thanks for the recommendation!
Wonderful use of colour. But they’re both great shots. I’m reading Herbert Read’s Concise History of Modern Painting – kind of for nostalgia reasons – I’d forgotten how much I enjoy the tale he tells.