THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!! Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing. The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]
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VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART 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 Millais’s […]
Reposted blog. “Enough of censorship….I want to break free.”* Gustav Klimt *Quote of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) from Great Artists: Annotated Guides by Robert Cumming, DK Publishing Inc., 1998, New York. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Here’s another blog on romance in art, reposted from a couple of years ago. 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 […]
Hungarian artist Pal Szinyei Merse (1845-1920) was a versatile painter who produced portraits, landscapes, as well as genre scenes (as seen above).
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 […]
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 […]