The above is from contemporary Dutch artist Teun Hocks’ series titled Painted Photographs of a Man’s Mid-Life Crisis. There are a couple of posts from my old blog that pertain to this one, so I’m allowed to borrow a couple of them. Indeed, I’ve copied below the post that explains the waiting room that is … More Writing in Mid-Stream. Can You Escape the System?
The feature painting is by Guiseppe Arcimboldo: it’s called L’ete, and painted in 1573. We can take it as read Guiseppe was a vegetable man. Updating my Gardening Art post, we (three helpers and yours truly) have filled my vegetable frames – well, I didn’t build them, one of the helpers with more clues than … More Progress Report: Vegetable Garden.
The painting is called The Gossips, Bonchurch, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, put to canvas in 1880. I chiefly love how Grimshaw plays with the light, and the stark wintry exactitude of the trees. It’s more than gossip Pauline and I have finally berthed at our permanent – for now – resting place in the Mahau … More The Gossips and Jonathan Franzen in the Mahau Sound.