Last semester you guys asked me, "Ms. B., what is so special about that painting." That question sparked many discussions in class, including the on going discussion of how art is valued and priced.
So, the teacher that I am...always learning...I also wanted to know who this woman was, why one of the most revered artist in history wanted to paint her and why her smile enchants us still.
The book was part biography, history and a little memoir. Tonight I will give more detail as to what I gleaned from reading the book. I am off to the recycling center in Fort Lauderdale to look for treasures for our classroom. I will post photos of this really cool place and the great people who volunteer there. Have a blessed day! Love, Ms. B.