Friday, August 19, 2022

Bridges

 Gustave Dore created this bronze sculpture, Fate And Love, in 1877, depicting allegorical figures of mythology.


Portrait Of A Woman (After A 16th Century Florentine Drawing) is the title of this work by Edgar Degas, done around 1858-59.


Impressionism, in the form of Camille Pissarro. Here we see The Stone Bridge In Rouen, Dull Weather, which dates to 1896.


Another bridge, another Impressionist- and the greatest of them all. Claude Monet painted this 1903 work, Waterloo Bridge: Effect Of Sunlight In The Fog.


Here we see another Pissarro painting. Rue de l'Hermitage, Pontoise is an 1875 work.


I close out today with an unusual painting by Gustav Klimt. Hope I is the title of this 1903 painting, showing a naked pregnant woman, a contrast to the monstrosities of the background. It's made all the more poignant when you know that it might have been influenced by the death of Klimt's infant son.

30 comments:

  1. Klimt 's painting is so meaningful...

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  2. The rue is my fav.
    The last one is bitter-sweet.

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  3. These painters I know all, but I had never seen the painting of the pregnant woman ! And I thought I know them all !

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  4. Ik houd van het zachte en het mysterieuze schilderij van Claude Monet.

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  5. The sculpture is fascinating!

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  6. Hello,
    Lovely paintings, my favorites are the sunlight in the fog and the stone bridge. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. A good selection of paintings.

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  8. It evokes memories to see the bridge at Rouen. Once, I was crossing the river there on a small boat, and was stung on the cheek by an insect. Instinctively my hand went to my face and I knocked my glasses off into the river where they promptly disappeared. A serious inconvenience I may assure you!

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  9. The painting by Gustav Klimt is so unusual and incredible!

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  10. That Monet reminds me of the times here when sea and sky become one.

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  11. @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Iris: very much so.

    @Gattina: I always stop to see Hope I.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Gemel: it is.

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  12. @Eileen: thanks.

    @Catarina: indeed.

    @David: there's a memory.

    @roentare: definitely.

    @Marie: I can see that.

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  13. ...The Stone Bridge In Rouen is a classic style.

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  14. The Klimt painting is quite sad.

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  15. There are some great artists represented in this post.

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  16. Grandes artistas firman esos hermosos cuadros.
    Feliz fin de semana.

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  17. @Tom: indeed.

    @RedPat: it is.

    @Magiceye: very much so.

    @Sharon: there are indeed.

    @Ventana: thank you.

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  18. Pisarro, Monet, Klimt. My language!

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  19. Fascinating exhibition. My favorite paintings are Rue de l'Hermitage, Pontoise and Portrait of a Woman.

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  20. Monet and Pisarro are familiar to me. Not so much the others.

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  21. These are beautiful works, even the statue.

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  22. A very effective walk through these paintings my friend. Thank you.
    Waterloo Bridge: Effect Of Sunlight In The Fog is iconic. Do you suppose the kinks' song is about this painting?

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  23. Wonderful selection of art pieces and photos ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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