Monday, August 22, 2011

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

by John Singer Sargent. The Tate Gallery, London. Purchased from the artist, 1887.

Paper lanterns, whether illuminated by candle or bulb, cast my favorite light.



12 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Sargent had a wonderful sense of color.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Laoch - Indeed. I wish I could have printed it full screen. It just makes me happy.

Antares Cryptos said...

Art is beauty.

beth coyote said...

This is so fragile. The lilies are blooming in my garden right now and they smell so wonderful.

Radish King said...

I have always always loved this.
thank you
xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares - Yes, and aren't we glad. :D

Marylinn Kelly said...

Beth - As I look I can smell your lilies, a remembered sweetness. It may be the fragile and fleeting are, in part, what draws me to this.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Rebecca - Me too. Always. xo

grrl + dog said...

more magic..

and light..
bring it on...

Marylinn Kelly said...

Denise - Sometimes we have to bite whatever it is, the way they once tested gold coins, to make sure it IS magic clear through, but not this. With this, we know right away. xo

Pamela said...

This is one of my favorite paintings. I have a journal with this on the cover, and that's where I keep handwritten versions of my poems.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Pamela - A journal with the girls and their lanterns and the flowers on the cover, well, that would be heavenly. The very place to keep what is treasured.