Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pic Today 1/24/15


MYSTICAL WILDNESS

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.

6 comments:

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

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

    Muchos besos

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

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  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
    (^^)

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

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