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Blue Arabesque

Review: Blue Arabesque, Patricia Hampl

PUBLISHED IN MIDWEST REVIEW OF BOOKS Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime Patricia Hampl Harcourt In 1972, late to meet a friend in the cafeteria of the Chicago Art Institute, Minnesota writer Patricia Hampl was hauled up short before Matisse’s Woman Before an Aquarium. For Hampl, Matisse’s Woman was …