Question 24 of the Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

10th September 2009 by Simon G

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Now, we journey to The Third Zone…

The Third Zone: Blazing a Trail

Finally, we turn our gaze on Blaise. Her journey is taking place somewhere between the external world and the regulation of time. Her journey carries her both forward and backwards in time. Her journey can only be taking place… in the Third Zone.

Viewed one way, Blaise’s journey can be seen as a warning about the future. Viewed another, it can be seen as a hopeful statement about the past. This is the power of paths walked in the Third Zone–they can hold different meanings each time they are traversed.

Blaise, for the moment, sees herself as a child taking a bath–innocent and safe in her mother’s arms. Then as a young woman in a tranquil scene that holds a hint of entrapment and peril with its blood red hues and confining cage. Finally she she’s herself in portraiture, broken, but strong. Standing firm against the injustices of her life to create beauty out of suffering.

Blaise's Vision

Tomorrow, were she to take this trip again she’d likely see things differently. But regardless of her perspective, no matter how many times she takes this trip, the journey will bring her to this place, this time, where a deep menacing voice rumbles up from below saying, “Who’s that trip-trip-tropping across my bridge?”

Q: What three artists created Blaise’s glimpses of the past?

Good luck everybody! We’ll post the answers (and winners) tomorrow.

Comments (18)

  1. Laurel Fan:

    Frida Kahlo
    Mary Cassat
    Berthe Morisot

  2. Janet:

    Mary Cassatt – The Child’s Bath (The Bath)
    Frida Kahlo – Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird
    Berthe Morisot – Young Girl with Cage

  3. Bart Braem:

    Mary Cassatt
    Morisot Berthe
    Frida Kahlo

  4. Betsy:

    Mary Cassatt Claude Monet and Francisco Goya.

  5. Irit:

    Mary Cassatt
    Frida Kahlo
    Berthe Morisot

  6. Caro:

    Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot.

  7. Priscilla Yuen:

    Mary Cassatt
    Frida Kahlo
    Renoir (? – this one was hard!)

  8. Gabi Nüchter:

    Frida Kahlo
    Berthe Morisot
    Mary Cassatt

  9. Antonietta:

    Frida Kahlo
    Mary Stevenson Cassatt
    Berthe Morisot

  10. Hector Casalprim:

    The three paintings were painted by:

    - Frida Kahlo
    - Mary Stevenson Cassatt
    - Berthe Morisot

  11. Sara navarro:

    Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot.

  12. Marisa:

    The three artists are: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Frida Kahlo

  13. Isabelle:

    Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Frida Kahlo

  14. Nina Udvadia:

    Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot!

  15. Olga:

    Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt & Berthe Morisot

  16. frankie:

    Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Frida Kahlo

  17. Kristie:

    Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot ;)

  18. Hadi:

    Mary Cassatt
    Frida Kahlo
    Berthe Morisot

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