Arts Everyday Living: Summer Interlude in Winter—-An Impressionist Escape

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What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness

John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

 

 

Here’s a needed preview of summer, Poppy Garden, by American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), especially for art lovers besieged by snow and frigid temperatures this season.

 

Poppy Garden

Willard Metcalf, Poppy Garden, 1905, oil, Private Collection.

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Yet, in The White Veil, New Englander Willard Metcalf, also recreates the silent beauty of a hillside, deep in the countryside of New Hampshire or Vermont where he spent several winters.

Metcalf

Willard Metcalf, The White Veil, 1909, oil, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan

American John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was a Pulitzer prize winning author of Grapes of Wrath as well as other books such as East of Eden and Of Mice and Men.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

And don’t forget to expand your horizons with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

 

 

 

 

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