Today we spent a wonderful afternoon at the Springville Museum of Art http://www.shs.nebo.edu/Museum/museum.html with our grand daughter. She had a great time and really didn't want to leave which amazed me because she is only five years old.
This painting "Infestation: Enemy at the Door" 1965 by Nikolai Ivanovich Ulyanov (1922-1990) is Wanda's favorite painting in the museum. She loves how it tells a story; but, we don't know how it ends. We have a German soldier, in the depths of WWII, that has just broken in the door to find a frightened little girl and her grandmother. Does he shoot them or weary with war just back out and leave? I like to think he is alone and really does just leave. You can see in his posture and shoulder set he has had enough. Wanda loves the painting because it says something about the person looking at it much more than it says about the painter.
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