“High and Low” by Jules de Balincourt High and Low would make a good jigsaw or drawing for a New Yorker cover. It’s the sort of painting you can project yourself into, losing yourself in this painted day. This is an unsophisticated sort of pleasure, but one I never wholly tire of. Children like to lose themselves in pictures like this. You imagine the lives people live there, and get distracted as you look. You could call it escapism but you always re-find yourself inside the labyrinth of looking, thinking and daydreaming. Looking is a beginning as much as an end in itself. Indeed
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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.

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