Reposted from 8/1/2013. Sometimes one painting can not tell the full story of romantic love. For isn’t A Man Writing a Letter incomplete……. without its partner, A Woman Reading a Letter? Dutch master Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667), who has often been compared to Johannes Vermeer in the clarity and beauty of his […]
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I’m reposting a blog from six years ago, while I’m away. And remember to click on the work of art to enlarge it. YOU LEFT ME by Emily Dickinson You left me – Sire – two Legacies – A Legacy of Love A Heavenly Father would suffice Had the offer of – […]
British painter Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) was a Pre-Raphaelite artist, often depicting romantic and literary scenes.
A card of a suit where cards will win over a card that is not of this suit—also called a trump card. Merriam-Webster dictionary Pre-Raphaelite British artist John Everett Millais (1829-1896) may have lived during the Victorian period, but he also recreated past eras in works such as Hearts are Trump, set in 18th century England.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. LOVE IN THE NEW YEAR THE MEETING ON THE BRIDGE The pleasures and cares of the luckiest ambition, even of limitless power, are nothing next to the intimate happiness that tenderness and love give. Stendhal. The Red and the Black The portraits […]
Please click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2016 LOVE IN THE STUDIO Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh ___________________ 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 […]
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 French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) was likely deeply in love with Kathleen Newton, the model of Summer, when he created this riveting work […]
VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART, IV FOR THE LOVE OF OPHELIA Victorian artists, like Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), were often drawn to the character of Ophelia, the tragic love of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In Hughes’ 1863 Ophelia (And He Will Not Come Back), though, his emphasis is on her elegance and beauty—contrasting to his Pre-Raphaelite contemporary John Everett […]
LOST LOVES IN ART: MY HEART CRIES FOR THE PAST Belgian painter Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) is recognized today as having influenced the works of his contemporary Gustav Klimtt, creator of the iconic The Kiss. Yet, how many of us know Khnoffi’s version, My Heart Cries for the Past,* done in 1889, some twenty years before? Where […]
Please click the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES The night has a thousand eyes, And the day hath one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one; Yet the light […]