Blog post alert: Eye Candy for Today: Easter Matins by Ukrainian artist Mykola Pymonenko introduced me to this artist. Heartbreaking to be turning our attention to Ukrainian artists now, but bittersweet for me to find a flower-seller, one of the topics I look for, painted in my magic year of 1908. And how our own world intrudes on how we see art! The lamplight in the background on the right looks too much like fire.
Picturing a World
The characters in Where the Light Falls buy flowers variously from street peddlers, at stalls in big outdoor markets, and in an upscale florist’s shop. I have posted some of the beautiful depictions of the motif in the blog. Doré’s painting brought me up short, however, with its reminder of Read More