R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,

George A. Reid - Forbidden Fruit (1889)

Today I would like to share ‘Forbidden Fruit’ by Canadian painter George A. Reid. Depicting a young man reading a book. I’m not sure where this scene is meant to take place, however it would appear our subject, a young school boy, has secluded himself within the hay stacks of a barn loft. His book, the “forbidden fruit” referenced in this work’s title, is obviously a subject of our curiosity. The subject matter of this book could be outright naughty or simply considered inappropriate by his guardians, but nonetheless our young man has felt the need to absorb it in a private, unassuming place. Within this context, Reid lends the viewer a prying eye as we observe this otherwise quiet scene.
Tags: art for the month of june
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