Finnish artist Pekka Halonen (1865-1933) dedicated his career to capturing the landscape and people of his country, employing a striking realism apparent in the early autumn scene above.
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Florence, Italy is best known as the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. However, the artistic creativity of the city has continued throughout the centuries. Silvestro Lega (1826-1895), for example, made Florence his home in the nineteenth century and established a reputation for his realistic style, evident in the memorable portrait of poet Maria […]
German artist Hans Thoma (1839-1924) was known for his often detailed and realistic works of art.
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 […]
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 it. THE PASSING OF THE SEASONS WINTER’S ARRIVAL, SPRING HOPE If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind For those of us who live in the Northern hemisphere, now experiencing the transition from autumn to winter, does spring […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. TO HIS LOVE Come away, come, sweet love, The golden morning breaks, All the earth, all the air Of love and pleasure speaks, Teach thine arms then to embrace, And sweet rosy lips to kiss, And mix our souls in mutual bliss….* Although […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. Another new year greeting through an artist’s eyes! In my search for a painting to complement Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry below, I was delighted to find Soap Bubbles by Danish artist H.A. Brendekilde who until yesterday was unknown to me. Hope Smiles from the […]
PLEASE click on the paintings to ENLARGE them. On August 24, 79 A.D., Pliny the Younger, like thousands of other Romans who resided in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other towns around the Bay of Naples, heard a series of earth shaking blasts from nearby Mount Vesuvius, followed by a massive cloud which he later described […]
Click on the painting to enhance it. Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain. These pleasures, Melancholy, give; And I with thee will choose to live. John […]