Thursday, April 15, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I love that the doctor, when questioned about transporting the baby to America without state permission, said "I don't care what the state department cares about." Many lives, like baby Jenny's, were saved because people like Dr. Arthur Fournier did what was right.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Gari Melchers, Madonna of the Fields, c. 1895, gouache on canvas, 30 x 27 inches
"Madonna of the Fields appeared on the cover of the New York Evening Post Saturday Magazine in December of 1915. It is a classic example of one of Melchers' best-known and beloved themes, the Dutch mother and child.
The painting depicts a young mother seated in a bucolic village landscape, serenely nursing her baby while a young blond child cuddles close and gazes directly at the viewer through large blue eyes.Traces of pencil - elegant and subtle - enhance the gouache paint and invite the viewer for a close study that reveals Melchers' masterful touch. Stylistically, Madonna of the Fields illustrates Melchers' interest in Symbolism..." - Telfair Museum
Of these three examples, and the dozens of others I found online, the first is still my favorite. I would love to find a copy of the original image in color!