City of Bones
Art and Culture Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
[Clary] cradled [her sketchbook] to her chest, not wanting to draw in it, just craving the feel and smell of familiar things: ink, paper, chalk. (17.136)
Art is as much about physical sensations as it is about mental ones. And for Clary, art's kind of like home.
If a rune could bring a painting to life, then maybe— (17.143)
If it doesn't work, then Clary has just succeeded at defacing a painting, which she will probably feel pretty rotten about later.
"My mother painted the Mortal Cup into Madame Dorothea's tarot deck." (18.38)
The Ace of Cups can represent love and creativity, and repressed emotions. Or it can be a magical artifact that might hold the very fate of mankind. Who knew Tarot could be so serious?