Arts Everyday Living: Summer Love—Season of the Heart

 

 

 

 

SUMMER LOVE: 

SEASON OF THE HEART

 

I know I am but summer to your heart,

And not the full four seasons of the year…..*

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Tissot

James Tissot, Summer, 1876, oil on canvas, Private Collection

French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) was likely deeply in love with Kathleen Newton, the model of Summer, when he created this riveting work in 1876, although their relationship ended prematurely. While the verses of Pulitzer Prize winning American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) express both the ecstasy as well as the pain of l’amour.

*Excerpt from Millay’s poem, I Know I Am But Summer to Your Heart.

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