A CHILD’S HOMAGE TO SPRING
It’s Spring Again. The earth is like a child that recites poems.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus
Belgian artist Theodoor Verstraete (1850-1907) focused on scenes of the countryside, particularly of peasant life. Although I have used the above excerpt from the poetry of Austro-Bohemian Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) before, it seems perfect for Verstraete’s painting.
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