I had enjoyed Girl In Hyacinth Blue, Vreeland’s work of historical fiction based on the painter, Vermeer, so I was eager to read more. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy Life Studies at all. It’s a series of short stories featuring a glimpse into the lives of several painters, mostly French impressionists. The stories, however, were mostly about their wives and lovers, and not very interesting at all. I found myself skimming towards the latter part of the book, because I just wanted to move on to another, better novel.
1 star (out of 5)
Published in 2005