Sunday Painting: Kitchen with a View of the Viaduct by Elena Climent


Cocina con vista al viaducto
Elena Climent, 1995

I have had a postcard of this wonderful painting for several years. Probably at least a decade or more. When I decided to make it the focus of my Sunday Painting today I looked at the artist’s website and was happily surprised to see that she has done many book related paintings. She even did a six-panel mural at New York University that shows the bookish surroundings of six different writers. This one below is of Edith Wharton but she also did one for Zora Neale Hurston, Jane Jacobs, and three others. You can see them all here.


12 thoughts on “Sunday Painting: Kitchen with a View of the Viaduct by Elena Climent

  1. Mystica July 18, 2010 / 6:28 pm

    Beautiful work. I love the Venice card as well.


  2. Molly July 18, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    OH — great website! I plan to spend some quality time there this week.


  3. music-books-steve July 18, 2010 / 8:06 pm

    I don't know what Boing soda might be, but I sure want some now! [Hmm … the verification word that's being prompted here is “colatea”; maybe that's what Boing is.]


  4. Marianna July 18, 2010 / 9:42 pm

    I'm intrigued. Books and art combined, two of my favorite things.


  5. Elise July 19, 2010 / 7:13 am

    Ooh I love the second one!!


  6. Thomas at My Porch July 19, 2010 / 9:12 am

    Coffee: If I could paint, I would probably paint them endlessly.

    Mystica: I agree.

    Molly: Nice way to spend some time.

    Steve: I agree I love the Boing soda. It looks refreshing.

    Marianna: Nice separately, even better together.

    Elise: There is a lot to look at.


  7. Susan in TX July 19, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Oh, I love these! Thanks so much for sharing. The Frank O' Hara reminded me of Helene Hanff's apartment (at least as depicted in the movie). While I could've crawled into any one of them, Edith Wharton's reminded me the most of home and Washington Irving's was where I most wanted to curl up and read. :)


  8. Elena Climent July 19, 2010 / 11:15 am

    what a nice surprise when you appeared in my google alert, thank you for including me in your blog. I like your choices of books and music and movies! Elena Climent


  9. Nadia July 19, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    I loved the artwork you chose for this Sunday! It was so interesting and appealing. I'll have to check out that link you included. Thanks!


  10. Thomas at My Porch July 20, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Susan: I think I like the Jane Jacobs best. Or it is the one I would be most at home in.

    Elena: Thank you so much for stopping by. I am glad you are pleased. As you can see you have new fans.

    Nadia: They are a lot of fun to look at.


  11. madbibliophile July 22, 2010 / 1:43 am

    Wow – I love this painting. I always get drawn in by beautiful colours and paintings of the seemingly mundane.


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