Finding the Sublime with Hedda Sterne

Our Monday Motivation is coming from artist Hedda Sterne:

“I heard once about a Yiddish poet who lived in utter poverty and misery, a teenager, who never had seen anything beautiful in his life, and he made splendid poems about vegetables jumping into the soup pot. My idea being that for the sublime and the beautiful and the interesting, you don’t have to look far away. You have to know how to see.” –Hedda Sterne

Hedda Sterne, Finding the Sublime with Hedda Sterne
In a large room, one person is seated, and a child is standing facing them. Both figures are playing violins and a stand with sheet music is set up behind them.
Hedda Sterne; Violin Lesson, 1944; Carnegie Museum of Art: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Alfred Wilner. © Hedda Sterne/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

You can enjoy Sterne’s work, The Violin Lesson, in-person in our Scaife Galleries. Book your timed ticket today.