Gerhard Richter's Lesende (1994) is a beautiful study of the play of light on this young woman's profile. There is a beautiful peace in the work. It is poetry in light.
The sunlight on the back of your neck,
the page-reflected glow onto your chin,
dimming upward towards your eyes;
all else, darkness around you.
If I’d never seen that you are beautiful;
that day, the light that chose to steal up behind you,
to settle on you so gently, but dazzlingly;
that light would have been light enough
to reflect forever in my mind.