Take them in.

After seeing the Magritte exhibit, we read more about him. According to one site, the English collector who commissioned three of his works, also gave him a place to work and live as he painted. This is a whole other brand of support for the arts. To invite an artist to live and work in your home?

It’s really wholehearted, this approach. And did he invite his wife as well? Did they see one another at breakfast before the days painting? Was there a stuff that tended to all? Was there an artist’s entrance, like the staff’s? I’m curious about the details, for sure. And also intrigued this month, in particular, the notion of not having to pay any rent is particularly piquant. To have a space to work and not to worry about how I’ll raise the money to live, well, that’s something.

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