Lengthy, halcyon evenings illuminated with gold, relaxed, blissful and shimmering with the spirit of Apollo, call for bright and pastoral paintings.
June 20th, 2016 by M. Elise Hillestad
Lengthy, halcyon evenings illuminated with gold, relaxed, blissful and shimmering with the spirit of Apollo, call for bright and pastoral paintings. The following ones evoke life lived close to nature and hard work on the land. They recall celebrations with loved ones, fire-making, and rituals such as the Feast of St. John’s Eve, depicted by Jules Breton’s women around a Midsummer bonfire. The solstice is a time for solar energy and creation!
Девушки на берегу реки (Girls on the Bank of the River), Mikhail Nesterov
Le Père Jacques (the Wood Gatherer), Jules Bastien-Lepage, 1881
Diana Bathing, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1873-74
Le Nymphes de Danse, Paul Émile Chabas
l’Ete (Summer), William-Adolphe Bouguereau
the Bonfires of St. John, Jules Breton, 1875
Light’s Interrupted Amplitude by Jay Wright