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How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

Created: 02/18/16

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JLPen77

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How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

I'm interested to know how convincing others found her as an artist, especially if you yourself are an artist (whether or not a professional one).


Posted Feb. 21, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dorothyl

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RE: How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

I think the author in this book was more concerned with the economic struggles Maud had to endure to be an artist.Maud also felt insecure about her abilities. I am a published writer and have struggled and still struggle with insecurities. That is why it is important to get good feedback and support. It is also still very difficult to be an artist full time. Most artists have to work at other jobs to support themselves and make time when they are not working for their art.


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Marcia S

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RE: How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

Maud is an artist and we read that she improves in her perceptions and paintings through the story. This isn't revealed a lot, but when she's at the studio. Later we learn that her paintings have become sought after, as several are introduced as paintings in the art auction to be held. It sounds like Yvette found even more fame than Maud.


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Navy Mom

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RE: How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

At first I thought Maud was not a very good artist. In the beginning she was portrayed as stiff, proper English girl without money. But as the story unfolded Maud was shown to have many sides. That she learned things from those around her, like sewing money into her skirts, showed how observant she was. The fact that she started the fire on her own home showed she would do whatever it took to survive on her own terms. And her relentless plot to make Morel show his fear and her wanting to see that fear in his face showed how much Passion was inside Maud. This convinced me she was an artist.


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cassandrae

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RE: How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

Not much. Shows she is studying and her thoughts of scenes ( color, light and structure) but not really doing it.


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nancyh

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RE: How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

At the beginning of the book, I did not feel she had much chance as an artist. I do not think he spent enough time on her artistic abilities as part of the story. We know she did become well known, however, I do not think we know enough about how she got there.


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barbm

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RE: How does the author portray Maud as an artist, and is this convincing to you?

The author portrays Maud as a struggling art student,one whose life gets in the way. The lessons of Learning to be truly independent and gaining self esteem change how she sees herself and her world....and that gives depth to her art


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