Arts Everyday Living: Happy Valentine’s Day 2016—Love in the Studio

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2016

LOVE IN THE STUDIO

 

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh

 

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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.

 Flaming_June,_by_Fredrick_Lord_Leighton_(1830-1896)

To learn more, just see:

The Rebirth of a Painting: The Mystery of June

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.

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