Sad tidings we bring.
A woman is standing, or sitting, reading a letter. Trying to control her self, even if she is alone in the room. Maybe someone is leaving, or never coming back. All the kinds of loss. She will not breakdown. She is crawling into herself. Only there, inside, she breaks down.
Stevens made many paintings of women reading letters- receiving tidings. Some of them, we know, were letters from masters who were sending the mistresses away, as they become too old (mostly around 22 years old). We have collected some works from different disciplines and artists that Commemorate this moment.
Yael and Yafit