It was the picture at last; up to this point I had kept him to Queensland and the making of his pile.
In less than five minutes I put them back, after winding the picture about my body beneath my Inverness cape.
Why, this one's worth all the pictures in Colony o' Queensland put together.
Be so good as to write to Christie's for me, and ask them to send down a valuer to go through the pictures
Then we had to find the rule and the string again, and a new hole was made; and, about midnight, the picture
would be up - very crooked and insecure, the wall for yards round looking as if it had been smoothed down with a rake, and everybody dead beat and wretched - except Uncle Podger.
Taking due care to dismiss all ideas of Nature from my mind, to begin with, I looked at the pictures
which represented the Passions first.
Your books and your chair and your picture are there, dear--only the picture
is not half lovely enough.
If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now
I am glad he is not, after all-- though I wish you chaps would not squabble over the picture.
The painter bit his lip and walked over, cup in hand, to the picture.
When I came at last to Rome and saw with eyes the pictures
, I found that genius left to novices the gay and fantastic and ostentatious, and itself pierced directly to the simple and true; that it was familiar and sincere; that it was the old, eternal fact I had met already in so many forms,--unto which I lived; that it was the plain you and me I knew so well,--had left at home in so many conversations.
Mitchell doesn't think this approach is wrong exactly, but the emphasis on the picture
as something that requires interpretation--a visual "text" there to be read or decoded--tends to block our understanding of the ways that pictures are more than just structures of information or ideas.