Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pic Today 1/24/15


Oil on canvas, 1878 (Louis Breton, French)

This is a painting I frequently visit 
to see at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Jules Breton regularly visited the coastal
region of Brittany to paint the
"mystical wildness" of Breton women.

Here he painted a coastal peasant girl
showing compassion for a wounded sea gull.

Interestingly, this was one of the first paintings
to be exhibited at the newly founded
St. Louis Art Museum in 1881.


  1. That is stunning, I love this painting. Have a good day Diane

  2. Es un bello cuadro, y me gusta mucho el contenido: salvar a una gaviota...

    Muchos besos

  3. Beautiful warm colors.
    Fine a moment in the helper, helping, empathy.
    Flat For my taste.


  4. I don't see any kind of wildness in this painting... only see kindness and compassion. Not even the sea gull seems wild... cause she's enjoying that embrace.

    Tender hugs

  5. how wonderful to have a painting to often visit
    i love that idea
    the spirit of it must touch you
    it is wonderful