Arts Everyday Living: The Passing of the Seasons—Winter’s Arrival, Spring Hope

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THE PASSING OF THE SEASONS

WINTER’S ARRIVAL, SPRING HOPE

 

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

 

For those of us who live in the Northern hemisphere, now experiencing the transition from autumn to winter, does spring seem only a memory? Or should we heed the words of Shelley above?  And realize that, as in Springtime; the First Anemones by Hans Andersen Brendekilde, new flowers inevitably bloom among the still barren trees, symbolizing hope and rebirth.

Brendekilde

Hans Andersen Brendekilde, Springtime; The First Anemones, 1889, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857-1942) is known for his realistic style and scenes of rural Denmark where he grew up. While British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) is a key figure of the Romantic movement, his works To a Skylark, The Cloud, and Ode to the West Wind, representing the profound connection between nature and humanity.

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