Rosa has had some Dutch influence while living in Holland. There she worked with “Stilleven” known as Still Life: the expression of the beauty and bright colors of fruit and other inanimate objects expresses a sense of calm and comfort.
My son is just winding up his last mohnts of his year in Europe and he remarks on this very fact, over and over. In fact, when he was home at Christmas and he and I were out to dinner, after the table was cleared and we’d talked a while, I said let’s go. He look embarrassed and shocked, and said, did I offend you? I had no idea what he meant, and when we got outside he said he was so used to these 2 or 2 and a half hour lunches or dinners, where conversation is everything and everyone lingers. He wasn’t being pretentious he has just lived that way for mohnts in Paris, and he forgot about American turnover of tables and the fact that things are different here.There is so much to be said for the European way .