Julia Shiota

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Julia Shiota tries to make sense of the world through culture and literature. Find her on Twitter at @julia_megumi or at juliashiota.com.

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Cover Photo: A detail of a painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt depicting Aristotle as an old bearded man contemplating a marble bust of Homer, also an old bearded man
How My Mother Protected Us from My Father and Found Solace in Art

My mother described the Rembrandt paintings as her friends. I'd never heard anyone talk about art that way, instilling it with something like a personhood of its own.

Dec 10, 2019