Friday, April 24, 2009

Visit to Justice Ginsburg

Illustrator Maira Kalman has created an inspiring graphic representation of her recent visit to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that appears in today's New York Times. I found both the illustrations and the text to be enchanting. It turns out that Justice Ginsburg loves the painter Henri Matisse, as do I, and her illustrations evoke his style and use of color. One of Kalman's illustrations depicts her hotel room, which has a French feel to it. Later we learn that Justice Ginsburg has purchased some of her signature lacy collars in Paris. Kalman decides that Ginsburg has supplanted Jane Austen as her imaginary best friend forever. This feature is a lovely treat for a beautiful spring day.

1 comment:

Betsy McKenzie said...

Thank you, Marie! This is wonderful.