Self-Portrait (1914). Margaret Lesley Bush-Brown (American, 1857-1944). Oil on canvas. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
In sharp contrast to her professed views on maternal duty, there is nothing to identify herself as a wife and mother; yet the combination of painting robe and lace collar, intense gaze and slight smile, meld the identities of woman and artist in ways that Bush-Brown’s writing never conveyed.
"Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.”
I am so in love with this man it’s not even funny.
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