The Great Man by Kate Christensen

The Great Man focuses on a great painter’s inspiration, namely the women in his life. I thought this was a very interesting track to take especially since a story about a painter is nothing new. There isn’t a stone unturned in this story, and it’s subtlety and shades of emotional nuance wisely crafted by an author who makes it look and sound like she’s been an active participant in the art world for years. Right away we’re thrown into the discussion of what makes a great painting, where the artist gets his creative inspiration and what exactly that inspiration does all day while the famous artists works.