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Jun 12

Arts Everyday Living: A Bequest to A Child—the Wings of Imagination

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A BEQUEST TO A CHILD

THE WINGS OF IMAGINATION

 

 

 

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Charles-Amable Lenoir, Portrait of Andree Lenoir, 1902, pastel on paper mounted on canvas, location unknown

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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.*

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Although he seemed to have had a successful career, French artist Charles-Amable Lenoir (1860-1926) is another painter whose name and work have generally faded with time.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), one of Germany’s leading literary figures, wrote about a number of subjects including botany and anatomy.

*The source is unknown.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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