Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Starkist



The Mermaid, 1910 by Howard Pyle, The Delaware Museum of Art.

This was the painting Pyle was working on when he sailed for Italy to study mural painting by studying the Italian Renaissance masters. He died while in Italy.

5 comments:

boneman said...

That is so beautiful....
The picture that is. Well, the story behind it is cool, but the picture is so moving....like ya could almost feel the hug.

Charley Parker said...

I had the good fortune to grow up in Wilmington, and have been visiting the Pyles at the Delaware Art Museum for years. The museum is a treasure trove of Pyle works (including many of his wonderful pen and ink drawings) and is close to another remarkable museum, the Brandywine River Museum, which houses a beautiful collection of N.C. Wyeth's paintings. Both museums have great collections of American illustration.

Angus said...

I've been looking at watercolor seascapes recently. Something about the voluptousness of the figures and the water is just well... Deep Breath.

Tongue In Cheek Antiques said...

The sea foam surounds them, like the edge of a dress in a twirled dance, or like that of an illuminate star; Certainly, like their passionate embrace!

John Schoffstall said...

I scrolled down to this, and before I saw the name, I wondered whether it was Frazetta. Besides the high romance and the copious amounts of skin, the treatment of the muscular body, and the use of blue tones to represent flesh feel like Frazetta to me.

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