Arts Everyday Living: Springtime in Paris—Awakenings on the Seine

Reposting of a previous blog.

 

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS

AWAKENINGS ALONG THE SEINE

 

 

Childe Hassam, Pont Royal, Paris, 1897, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

Light exists in spring

Not present on the year

At any other period

When March is scarcely here.

Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring

Both American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) were from New England.  In contrast to Hassam, who traveled widely, Dickinson rarely left her Amherst home in Massachusetts.  Yet the two have captured the essence of early spring above, one in words, the other in paint.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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