Thursday, March 05, 2009

Leon Frederic and Black Swans

Craig mentioned black swans tonight over dinner (cannot remember why) and I have been pondering for some time a painting called "blank's (insert name) New Day Rising."
The black swan came right to me. I could see it so clearly in my mind.

So, researching tonight, Craig found a really amazing painting by late 19th century Belgian symbolist painter Leon Frederic. I have never heard of him, but am thrilled to stumble upon his work. He was around sort of at the height of Impressionism, so his style is weird for the time. He just did his thing. I love when artists do their thing.


"The Lake" by Leon Frederic


3 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! Bizarre and cool! I'd love a chance to see that up close.

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

Wow. This piece is amazing. I find art is timeless and this certainly qualifies.

I can hardly wait to see what you do with the black swan concept.

James Parker said...

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