"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, May 05, 2013

Magpie Tales #167

Young Woman Picking the Fruit of Knowledge,
1892 by Mary Cassatt


Tender Art
Romantic Impressionist
Delicate Art
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Tess Kincaid offers this lovely and timely image
by Mary Cassatt.
To read how others saw this image go here:
http://www.magpietales.blogspot.com/2013/05/mag-167.html

19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

You've captured the image perfectly.

Stephen Hayes said...

This painting was an oil sketch for a giant mural Mary Cassatt painted for a major American art exhibition. It decorated the Women's Pavilion and was somehow lost after the event. Based on sketches such as this the mural must have been a masterpiece. It's hoped that one day it will be discovered in someone's basement.

Bee's Blog said...

There are so many words to describe this painting. I used the word delicate when I posted on the main oage. You got them all into your three lines.

Celia said...

Tender art for certain, love Mary Cassatt's work.

izzy said...

Tender ? Hmm- maybe she just happened onto a scene -and she is a little unsure what to do!

The Write Girl said...

I enjoyed your beautiful, short verses. Lovely!

messymimi said...

She is gentle yet complex, as are your words.

Susan Lindquist said...

romantic ... yes your spare words match it's sparse edges and open spaces... a nice approach!

Cad said...

Stephen Hayes' comment added another dimension to your words.:)

Sandee said...

Very lovely indeed and you have a way with words. I really like that.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sandy said...

Swinging by for a visit, will leave you a different link then Flat Stanley. I must need a better appreciation of some pieces of art. I really thought it looked like a man, then looked closer and saw a dress. This one doesn't call out to me. But, I still love seeing new things. It helps us grow.
Traveling Suitcase is barefoot

Helen said...

Romantic and delicate .. reasons to love Mary Cassatt's paintings. Years ago during a DC trip I visited the National Gallery of Art and viewed a Cassatt exhibition ... lucky me.

Kathe W. said...

Cad- you are so correct! I always am learning from Stephen Hayes! He's a great art history teacher!
Besides being a wonderful story teller and artist!

Laurie Kolp said...

I like from tender to delicate art.

kaykuala said...

Yes it is! Delicate, demure and distracting but captivating! Nicely Kathe!

Hank

Lyn said...

Mary Cassatt had so much soul...you too!

Lydia said...

How 'bout that art lesson from Stephen Hayes?!

I loved your poem. But I sure didn't see it the same way you did, which is why it is.......art!

Kutamun said...

Yes, almost unspeakable tenderness

Tess Kincaid said...

Perfect...