Friday, October 08, 2004 +

Helen Eustis

From The Horizontal Man:

'Oh, she doesn't, she doesn't [care a great deal about painting]!' cried Molly eagerly. 'She pretends she does! She used to teach art appreciation in high school before she met my father. Art appreciation! How she can talk about brushwork and impasto and chiaroscuro! But just ask her what a painter is saying or what his work means! Just ask her! She looks as if you'd ask some question that was between obscenity and stupidity. . . .'