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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2016
LOVE IN THE STUDIO
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Although Victorian era master Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) never married himself, his The Painter’s Honeymoon embodies the essence of young love–a combination of passion and affection. Particularly poignant is the tender way the new husband holds onto his bride’s left hand as she moves toward him, entranced by what could be the early stages of her own portrait.
Unfortunately, Leighton’s work was eclipsed for years by the popular Impressionists and other more modern artists. Yet, Flaming June (click below) has guaranteed his comeback in the 21st century.
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Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) was a French playwright who wrote for both the stage and film; his subjects included Classical and historical figures such as Antigone, Joan of Arc, as well as Thomas Becket, portrayed from a psychological perspective.
The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
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